To support International Women’s Day we have put together a number of resources, including events and news articles to support this worldwide movement for women’s rights.
Sparked by the theme of International Women’s Day 2021, this spotlight looks at six OU women who have used their research to challenge world views.
In this blog post, MBA alumnus Ahmed El-Hamaky, discusses how he supports female electrical engineers with OMICRON Energizing Women (OEW).
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Josie Fraser will be joined by academics from The Open University (OU), for a thought-provoking discussion around the role of women in research and how women at the OU are making a difference with their research today.
We will find out more about their research, how OU research is making a difference to society, and explore the importance of women-led research.
Mid-life women are the fastest growing group in the UK workforce and have been for at least thirty years. Mid-life is also the time when most women experience menopause. Menopausal symptoms like anxiety, loss of concentration and hot flushes can cause difficulties at work. Work can also make symptoms worse.
This recorded webinar will clarify why menopause is a workplace issue and what employers should do in response.
In this special International Women’s Day event, come and join one of the most important feminists of our times, Lynne Segal, as she makes the case for a politics of care – for care to be at the heart of all aspects of contemporary life.
A publication written by Dr Cinzia Priola, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies at the OU and Dr Lara Pecis, Lecturer in Organisation Studies in Lancaster University Management School, explores the role of Italian women in society and at work during the pandemic.
The Open University has received £400,000 funding from UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, to be its content development partner.
Endometriosis impacts 1 in 10 women and is more debilitating in the workplace than it needs to be. Watch Open University Business School PhD student Victoria Williams speak candidly about her experience with endometriosis in her TEDx Open University talk.
This project seeks to address the multifaceted challenges facing women in post-conflict situations and to explore ways in which international law can (and should) be put to work in order to effectively assist women and secure their rights in the aftermath of contemporary conflicts.
She didn't even believe in equality, but this Victorian woman's personal struggle against her husband became a matter of national importance.
There has never been a specific criminal offence of lesbianism – but does that really mean that women have never been prosecuted for same-sex relationships? This article separates myth from reality.
In times of crisis, we demand different things from our leaders, organisations and institutions. Crisis situations stir up feelings of helplessness, and reawaken a primal need for nurturing, comfort, strength and guidance. When the world feels unmanageable, we look to leaders in all walks of life to steer us through the crisis and give us explanations for otherwise inexplicable events.
This article explores gender equality (GE) interventions through the example of positive discrimination quotas in politics to develop an understanding of resistance to them. Dr Owain Smolovic Jones, Dr Nela Smolovic-Jones, Dr Scott Taylor and Dr Emily Yarrow develop the notion of ‘oblique resistance’ to describe an indirect form of resistance to the erosion of patriarchal power, which never directly confronts the issue of GE, yet actively undermines it.
In this article Dr Nela Smolovic-Jones, Dr Nik Winchester and Dr Caroline Clarke explore forging feminist solidarity through difference and conflict – something that was previously considered an obstacle to solidarity building, which makes this paper valuable for both practice and theory.
In this paper, Dr Owain Smolovic Jones, Dr Nela Smolovic-Jones, Dr Scott Taylor and Dr Emily Yarrow provide an empirical analysis of the UK's only positive discrimination intervention, in the British Labour Party, and offer a conceptual framework of desegregation as political work, contributing by expanding knowledge of the contestations and possibilities inherent in desegregating organizations.