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Careers Resources for Women Students/Graduates

Useful Websites

The following collection of websites have been collected together by Careers and Employability. These websites will give you further information, advice and key pointers for further action.
 
  • TargetJobs - Equality and Diversity Specialists from AGCAS give information and advice on the issues surrounding equality in the workplace and your rights. You'll find out how to identify diversity positive employers.
  • Advancing Women - Advancing Women is a website based in America, which aims to help women advance through Employment. They have sections on career strategies, employment, self-employment and CVs. They also have a section containing a large number of case studies on successful business women.
  • Association of Women Solicitors - The AWS now has almost 11,000 members and 10 regional groups. It exists to: articulate and represent the views of women solicitors; promote women’s interests in the profession; campaign on issues important to women solicitors and to actively oppose discrimination against women solicitors.
  • British Federation of Women Graduates - The BFWG provides graduate women living in England, Scotland and Wales with information, support and friendship at local, regional, national and international levels. Conferences, meetings, networks and social events, at all levels, are open to all members. They are a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, without party political or religious bias, affiliated to the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) and University Women of Europe (UWE).
  • The Daphne Jackson Trust - The Daphne Jackson Trust offers fellowships as a means for women with a background in science, engineering and technology, to return to work after a career break.
  • European Women in Mathematics - EWM organization is an affiliation of women bound by a common interest in the position of women in mathematics. Their purposes are: to encourage women to take up and continue their studies in mathematics; to support women with or desiring careers in research in mathematics or mathematics related fields;
  • HighTech Women - HighTech Women is geared towards bringing together women in a congenial community to meet people involved in the technology industry. It is also an environment where experienced women reach out to those just coming up in high-tech and related fields and give them a helping hand. The object of HighTech Women is to mentor, encourage, teach, and share, facilitating the advancement of women in technology and technology related fields.
  • International Training Centre for Women - The International Training Centre for Women (ITW) is an independent, non-governmental organisation run by and for women. It was founded in 1990 to address the needs of women worldwide in the area of management and entrepreneurship training, skill development, consultancy and research.
  • SET Women (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) - The core objectives for the UKRC, of which SET is a subsidiary, are: to review and develop a recognition scheme for ‘good' SET employers; to share good employment practice for women in SET; to disseminate and share information; to set up and maintain a database of expert women in SET; to maintain and disseminate UK gender statistics; to raise the profile of women in SET; to pump prime innovation and disburse travel bursaries; to support SET women returners and to coordinate the work of women in SET organisations.
  • Soroptimist International (SIGBI) - Soroptimist International is a worldwide organisation for women in management and the professions. The organisation aims to promote equality for women across the world, through voluntary work, programmes and campaigns worldwide.
  • Where Women Want to Work - WWW2W is a job vacancy website currently with over 6,600 jobs online from over 75 positive employers. Jobs are available in many sectors, the most popular being accounting, IT, retail and administration.
  • Women in Banking and Finance - Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) is a non-profit making leading professional organisation committed to empowering its members in the banking and finance industry to realise their full potential.
  • Women in Film and Television - WFTV exists to protect and enhance the status, interests and diversity of women working at all levels in both film, television and digital media industries. WFTV: provides a forum for industry professionals; offers a network of contacts - both national and international; safeguards the interests of women working in film and TV and champions women's achievements in the industry.
  • Women in Publishing - Women in Publishing works to promote the status of women working in publishing and related trades by helping them to develop their careers.
  • Women in Scientific Careers - This report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee investigates factors behind the lack of gender diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and women's lack of progression in STEM careers, and looks at how to address these issues.
  • WiTEC - WiTEC has the following aims at European level: to increase the number of girls and women studying Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) subjects and to help them progress to related careers; to develop women's technical and entrepreneurial skills through training initiatives and projects; to create information exchanges and networking opportunities for women in SET.
  • Women’s Engineering Society - WES aims to promote the education, training and practice of engineering among women; increase public awareness of the contribution women can make to engineering; provide a forum for the exchange of opinions and experience respecting education, training and employment for women with interests in engineering.
  • Women Working Worldwide - Women Working Worldwide is a UK based organisation which works with an international network of women workers' organisations and women's projects within trade unions. The focus is on supporting the rights of women working in international production chains which supply the UK and other European countries with consumer goods such as food and clothing.

Page Updated 9th July 2014 (HB)