Be prepared to be inspired by unapologetic women

WHEN’s annual conference will take place online between 13-17 June 2022. 

At the 2022 WHEN annual conference – titled ‘Unapologetically Women: Celebrating the challenges that make us stronger’ – an incredible array of speakers will focus on the challenges that women face and how embracing them and supporting others can make everybody stronger.

Guests will explain how they have overcome challenges caused by hormones, fertility, pronouns, parenting, menopause, microaggressions, pregnancy loss, domestic violence and much more.

With the aim of creating a psychologically safe space for learning and support – so delegates can access innovative thinking and ideas and make new connections – the conference is expected to attract more than 250 women working in universities across the UK. These include researchers, lecturers, professors and women involved in professional services, including HR, finance, marketing, school administration and student services.      

The conference will consist of live sessions, keynote speeches, a Pecha Kucha session, panel discussions and various workshops. 

Keynote speakers will discuss ‘Hidden strengths: the challenges women face and recognise how overcoming them makes us stronger’ while the panel discussion will look at ‘Biology’s burden’. Workshops will cover such subjects as ‘Imposter syndrome’, ‘Balancing hormones with nutrition’ and ‘Exploring gender and identities’.

Sign up herenow to make sure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity.

WHEN is particularly proud of the amazing calibre of women who are taking part this year. 

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Doyin Atewologun, Dean, Rhodes Scholarship, Oxford University and Founder Delta Alpha Psi
  • Jasvinder Sanghera CBE, survivor of forced marriage and founder of Karma Nirvana
  • David Wilson, Trans and Non-binary Lead for Loughborough University’s LGBT+ Staff Network
  • Prof Dawn Edge, Professor of Mental Health and Inclusivity, University of Manchester
  • Rosie Fean, Change Manager, and Chair of the Women’s Network, Greenwich University.

One speaker, Fiona Skinner, will talk openly about the challenges that she faced during her 15-year long fertility journey. Her mission is to improve the experiences of those on their own fertility journeys and who may be in the future. Fiona is the founder of the Fertility Coaching Company, a Life Coach and an NLP practitioner specialising in fertility. She is also a regular speaker for The Fertility Show and the Diversity and Inclusion Network.

So many of us who dream of, or work closely with someone, starting the perfect family will struggle to conceive, carry to term or to adopt. With absolutely no question off limit (and trust us she’s heard most of them before) this is your chance to get your questions answered by the fertility coach! 

So register nowto hear stories from powerful women just like you and work with them to develop appreciation and recognition of the individual and collective strength of women.

A special early bird rate – available until 31 May 2022 – is £95 for WHEN members and £150 for non-members. This includes access to the full conference, including keynote speeches, panel discussion, workshops and the networking session.

To find out more about the conference and to see the list of other speakers, go to:

Sign up now, join in and remember, in an age of inclusion, no question is off-limits. 

When WHEN refers to woman it includes trans women and non-binary people who are comfortable in a female-centred community.