100 Black Women Professors NOW Pipeline Programme
The University is participating in the 100 Black Women Professors Now programme, a pioneering systemic change programme developed and delivered by the Women in Higher Education Network (WHEN).
This unique 12-month programme aims to propel equity of opportunity for Black women academics, researchers and PhD students and to deliver a step change in progress for the sector by working with individuals throughout the academic pipeline as well as institutions, managers and leaders.
Please note that applications for the WHEN 100 Black Women Professors Now Programme have now closed.
The programme is about supporting Black academic women to navigate and manage their careers; and it is also about challenging institutional assumptions and bias, recognising the need to address fundamental societal inequities, and acting to achieve systemic change for a fairer world.
Programme participants will take part in and benefit from mentorship, career coaching, action learning and peer group coaching, networking, master classes, campaign and profile-raising opportunities. Institutional leaders and line managers must also participate and commit to deliver systemic change.
Who is this programme for?
This programme is open to Black women academics and students from any of the following three tracks:
1. Advanced Career Academic
2. Early / mid-Career Academic
3. PhD student
Each participant’s line manager or supervisor is also expected to take part in the programme.
To be eligible for this programme, you must be willing to participate fully in all programme activities. In addition, academic cohort members (participants) must meet the following criteria:
Programme activities for participants
Taking place over the course of twelve months, the programme will be launched in January 2024. It consists of the following elements for the academic cohort:
Guidance for line managers and supervisors
Line Managers or Supervisors must be supportive of candidates’ applications and will be required to fill in a section of the application form and participate in some activities. The programme guide provides further details of required involvement:
Key dates of required attendance for Line Managers and Supervisors as follows:
- Launch event: 19 January
- Inclusive Leadership workshop: 8 February and 17 October
- Line Manager meetings: March-October
- Inclusive Leadership Learning and Development workshop: May-June
'The programme has highlighted the value and importance of a holistic and integrated approach to driving system-wide change. Our approach has been and remains that it is not about ‘fixing the women’ but about addressing deep-rooted biases, systems, patterns and behaviours.'
If you have any questions about the programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for staff with caring responsibilities
If you have caring responsibilities / work part-time:
The University has made provision for staff to be reimbursed for childcare to attend training outside their normal working days/hours. Please see the "What you can claim for" policy for details.