International Women’s Day 2024: Women in Economics opportunities

In honour of International Women’s Day, we would like to inform you of some amazing events, resources and opportunities in promoting diversity and women in economics.

Have a look at some options here:

Women’s Committee Gender Monitoring Report

We are pleased to share the new gender monitoring report from the RES Women’s Committee – Report on the status of women in academic economics within the UK.

The research finds that overall female representation in academic economics improved steadily over the 10 academic years ending in 2021/22, growing by over 6 percentage points to just under 30%, or a ratio of almost 1 in 3. Gender convergence in representation happened at a faster pace in junior and mid-seniority positions than it did at the top. The report also covers findings on gender pay gap and the leaky pipeline. Find out more here.

Join our UK Women in Economics Network (UK WEN)

The mission of UK WEN is to support career development of UK-based women in economics across the pipelines by monitoring representation, by providing support for women in their careers as economists, and by enhancing the visibility of women economists and their interests across all sectors. Join the mailing list here for the latest UK WEN news and events.

UK WEN recently held its annual networking event, kindly sponsored by the Society of Professional Economists (SPE) and Haver Analytics, and hosted by Nomura Asset Management. We are hugely grateful to all the speakers who gave their time and insights so generously. Recordings, slides and photos from the event can be found here. More information about the event can be found here.

Upcoming UK WEN events

Save the date for our upcoming UK WEN events:

  • UK WEN Cardiff Careers event: Cardiff University will be hosting a careers event on the afternoon of 30 April. This event is targeted at mid-career women economists and will feature a panel discussion from senior women economists discussing their career, challenges and solutions. Further details will be circulated in due course to the UK WEN mailing list.
  • UK WEN Career Conversation: The Government Economic Service (GES) will be hosting a Career Conversation event on 5 June. More information to follow.

Diversity and Inclusion Network: upcoming events

The D&I Network aims to support those working on increasing diversity in Economics. We want to contribute to increase participation from under-represented groups and promote a more inclusive culture in the discipline. You can find details of our past and upcoming event here. Sign up to the mailing list to keep up-to-date with the latest news and events from the network.

The next event will be on 24 April on ‘Creating a Culture of Belonging in Economics’ and is kindly hosted by the University of Westminster. To ensure you receive the invitation, make sure you are signed up to the Diversity and Inclusion Network mailing list.

Discover Economics: Women in Economics event

The Women in Economics event was a workshop hosted by Discover Economics on 1 March 2024 aimed at GCSE and A-Level students. The event celebrates a range of fantastic females in economics, talking about what economics means to them, and why students should consider it. You can watch the recording here.

NIESR’S International Women’s Day Podcast

To mark International Women’s Day 2024, NIESR has launched an IWD episode on their podcast. Freya Thomas is joined by NIESR Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr Margarida Bandeira Morais, NIESR Principal Economist Dr Larissa Marioni, NIESR Economist Patricia Sánchez Juanino, NIESR Assistant Economist Robyn Smith and Kingston University Professor Michela Vecchi. They discuss the progress that has been made for women in economics and the barriers that still remain, proposing solutions to overcome these inequalities and inspire inclusion. Listen here.