Exploring Economics: Career Pathways and Insights

Inspirational Talks for Future Economists, at the University of Sussex

Date: 22 April 2024
Time:17:00 – 19:00

Location: University of Sussex, Jubilee 144 GTS Lecture Theatre 

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  • Description

Curious about the career paths open to economists? Join us at our upcoming event where experienced professional women economists from different sectors will offer insights into the diverse opportunities available in the private, public sector, and in academia.

The primary objective of this event is to inspire, empower and motivate economics students, especially under-represented female students, to explore diverse career paths and career opportunities in academia, public and private sectors within the field of economics and pursue a career in those sectors. This event will feature a series of dynamic talks led by distinguished speakers from diverse backgrounds, spanning both public and private sectors, in addition to academia. These inspirational talks will provide attendees with invaluable insights into the unique opportunities and challenges within each sector shared by industry professionals. Our ultimate goal is to inspire, motivate, and empower students with the knowledge and perspectives necessary for success in their careers. By fostering a sense of community, we strive to contribute actively to closing the persistent gaps among under-represented groups in the economics profession.

This event is sponsored by the University of Sussex and is organised in collaboration with the Royal Economic Society UK Women in Economics Network (UK WEN) Women in Economics Network (UK WEN) – Royal Economic Society (res.org.uk).



  • Almudena Sevilla (LSE and Chair UK WEN)

  • Sambit Bhattacharyya (Head of Economics department, University of Sussex)

  • Hannah Slaughter (Resolution Foundation)

  • Cristina Rosemberg (Technopolis UK)

  • Brenda Dorpalen (Environment Agency)

  • Selma Walther (University of Sussex)

  • Maria Psyllou (University of Birmingham)

See speaker biographies here. 


Event Programme


Welcome and Introduction

Almudena Sevilla (LSE and Chair UK WEN) and Sambit Bhattacharyya (University of Sussex)


Careers in the private and public sectors

Hannah Slaughter (Resolution Foundation)


Careers in consulting

Cristina Rosemberg (Technopolis UK)


Refreshments and networking





Careers in the public sector


Brenda Dorpalen (Environment Agency)


Careers in academia

Selma Walther (University of Sussex) and Maria Psyllou (University of Birmingham)



Panel Q&A



Summary and final remarks

Selma Walther (University of Sussex)

For any queries regarding this event, please contact Dr. Maria Psyllou: m.psyllou@bham.ac.uk

Women's Committee