12 October 2021
12 October 2021
online 10:00 - 14:20
About the Event
WiT21: New Ways of Working – The Good, The Bad and The Downright Experimental
How the changes over the last 18 months have worked for women
Following on from the success of last year’s conference, we’re delighted to announce WiT21 where we will explore how the changes over the last 18 months have worked for women in the workplace. This virtual event will include a panel discussion from working parents in senior positions in the field of digital education, and university led sessions exploring the following areas:
- Opportunities and challenges of a post-pandemic world
- What hybrid working has meant for individuals
- Managing the return from maternity leave and parenthood during the pandemic
- How authentic Leadership can promote wellbeing and a work life balance
- How increased choice for women can make a career in tech more appealing
- Where the pandemic has left the recruitment, retention and promotion of women
Attendees will have an opportunity to reflect on and share their own experiences and achievements. Speakers will offer advice from personal experiences and provide a space to share and seek mutual support.
This event is open for booking to ucisa members of all genders.
Pre-events: Also book our Over a year of hybrid working: What the data tells us (about women) event, 7 October 10am to 11am.
Head of Service Operations
University of the West of England
Manager, Digital Learning Team
University of Southampton
Dr Ismini Vasileiou
Associate Professor in Information Systems
De Montfort University
Head of Practice (Business Analysis)
University of York
Louise is an authentic and inspiring people leader who creates and supports high performing project teams. Linking strategy to capabilities and enablers she helps individuals understand how their own personal impact can influence and enable successful strategic change and deliver transformative digital solutions.
Senior Business Analyst
University of York
Charley is passionate about bringing people together to achieve great things and empowering everyone to shine. A relative newcomer to the industry after experience in other sectors, she drives meaningful digital and business change at the University of York that aligns with strategic goals and delivers value for users.
Bloomsbury Learning Exchange
Sarah has been leading the BLE, a centre for digital education serving seven universities, since 2007. In this role, she has led on many initiatives including the creation of an award-winning MOOC to advance academic development and courses to support digital skills awareness in students and teachers. She also works with the wider HE sector facilitating the sharing of good practice in Digital Education.
Head of E-Learning
Queen Mary University of London
Stella Ekebuisi is Head of E-Learning at Queen Mary University of London. She leads a team of 15 with responsibility for advising on digital education and delivering the institution’s learning technologies. Stella has been involved in multiple institutional projects including e-exams, learning analytics and digital accessibility.
Head of Digital Education
City University of London
Julie Voce is Head of Digital Education and Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London. At City, Julie is involved in projects related to learning spaces, learning analytics, digital accessibility and digital literacies. Julie has been a member of the ucisa Digital Education Group since 2006.
Head of Digital Learning
University of Sheffield
Farzana Latif is Digital Learning Manager at the University of Sheffield her role involves contributing to the strategic direction and managing a central team that supports a wide range of enabling technologies, the remit of which includes exploring and identifying the potential of emerging technologies and their pedagogic value.
Imperial College London
John Ramsay is a Product Engineer at Imperial College London. John has fifteen years’ experience in HE supporting all aspects of digital education. In his current role, John works closely with teams across Imperial to ensure appropriate technologies are in place to support teaching and learning delivery.
Assistant Director of IT/COVID Education & Student Experience Programme Manager
University of Dundee
Seconded from IT to lead a University wide programme in May 2020 to flip to blended learning and blended services for 20/21, this session will reflect on personal and professional lessons learned from running a COVID programme while coping with family life while working at home, loss, becoming a gran and recovering from COVID towards a very different outlook on a work life balance.
B2B Marketing Consultant
Bethan is B2B Marketing Consultant with over 10+ years experience in technology and the digital sector. Formerly a senior manager in the tech sector and founder of several start-ups, Bethan has built her career sitting at the intersection between marketing, product & development. Outside of work, Bethan likes to work on her podcast - The Brave, which explores how we can build a better future.
Chief Information Officer
London School of Economics and Political Science
Laura Dawson is Chief Information Officer at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has been a leader in the Charity and Not for Profit sector for nearly 30 years including RSPB, Save the Children UK and British Council. Since 2006, Laura has been a trustee for Charity IT Leaders and in more recent years has become a Trustee of the London Universities Procurement Group and a Board member for LSE Cities, a research think tank looking into the positive and negative impacts of the built environment. She is an advocate for ensuring that we get the value out of data and ensuring that technology is making a difference to our beneficiaries and students and does so by creating a team environment that is inclusive, supportive and driving for results. She has a passion for nature which she developed at her time with RSPB which can result in a few distractions if an unusual species is nearby. A Watford FC fan and season ticket holder, Laura has learned to manage her expectations expertly.