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The Women in IP community tries to tackle issues that people face as women within the IP professions. If you live as a woman, you likely face at least some of those issues: different women have different experiences and face different issues. For this reason Women in IP acts for everyone who identifies as a woman, including women with trans history and non-binary people.

If you’re an ally but don’t identify as a woman, you’ll also be aware of, and want to tackle, these issues. That’s why involvement in Women in IP is also open to allies.

Women in IP provides support and networking not only for those already working within the UK’s IP professions but also to encourage the next generation to join the sector and climb through its ranks. We aim to host a number of events each year. These will be a mixture of talks and panel discussions as well as more informal social events. Be sure to sign up to our mailing list to be kept informed of community news and upcoming events. You can also keep up to date by joining our LinkedIn group.

The Women in IP community is run by a small volunteer committee: see below or read their biographies here. If you’re interested in being part of the committee or taking more of an active role in the community, please email us. We would love to hear from you, whether with questions, offers of help or suggestions for future activities.

 

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Women in IP's "Quick Wins" toolkit

Based on its 2021 annual meeting, an accompanying survey and follow-up coffee date discussions, the Women in IP committee has created a toolkit of “Quick Wins” to help organisations improve equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). These are practical ideas that IP Inclusive supporters have found to make a positive difference to EDI levels and generally to help build more inclusive and supportive workplaces.

You can download the toolkit here.

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Remote access meeting, Women in IP

Mind the Gap! – Women in IP & allies annual event

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Regional events, Women in IP, Working arrangements

Scotland coffee date: Return to the office and hybrid working

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Mental health, Webinars

Mental health & intersectionality

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Women in IP “book club” coffee date: The Authority Gap

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AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Events

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Invisible labour: Women in IP February 2022 coffee date

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Women in IP coffee dates with Chicago Women in IP

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Women in IP September 2021 coffee dates

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Women in IP June 2021 coffee dates

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Views from across the pond

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IP Ability, Regional events, Remote access meeting, Social, Women in IP

Women in IP May coffee dates

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Women in IP March coffee dates

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Women in IP annual event: “Quick wins” for Charter signatories

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Women in IP / IP Out New Year coffee dates

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Women in IP December coffee dates

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Allies, IP & ME, IP Ability, IP Futures, IP Out, Regional events, Remote access meeting, Women in IP

How to be a better ally: answers to those questions you’ve always wanted to ask

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Allies coffee date: Women in IP and IP & ME link-up

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Women in IP August coffee dates

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Learning through lockdown

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Women in IP July coffee dates

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Allies & supporters: Rescheduled

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Webinars, Women in IP

How to say “no”

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Allies & intersectionality: our annual diversity breakfast

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Men can be parents too: a Men in IP coffee date

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Women in IP June coffee mornings

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Women in IP virtual coffee mornings

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Women in IP coffee dates

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Inclusivity and the menopause

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Be yourself – everyone else is taken

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How to navigate a non-linear career

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Flexible Working – Making it work for you and others

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Inclusive leadership: top down and bottom up

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IP Inclusive Update

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Connected Bubbles

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Women in IP

Diversity in IP lunch

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Allies, advocates, and supporters

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Flexible working and career breaks – making them work for you and others

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Private Screening of BOMBSHELL: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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Climbing the Career Ladder

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How to Be a Workplace Ally

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Women in IP Informal Meet-ups

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Women in IP Launch Event

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THE WOMEN IN IP COMMITTEE

Isobel Barry

IP Out committee co-chair; Women in IP committee

Carpmaels & Ransford

Andrea Brewster OBE (she/her)

Lead Executive Officer; IPIM member

IP Inclusive

Megan Briggs

Women in IP committee

Burness Paull

Lucy Coe

Women in IP committee

Mewburn Ellis

Joanna Conway

Women in IP committee co-lead

Deloitte

Triona Desmond

IP Out & Women in IP committees

Pinsent Masons LLP

Susi Fish

Women in IP committee co-lead

Boult Wade Tennant

Barbara Fleck

Women in IP committee

Appleyard Lees

Yelena Morozova

Women in IP committee

Finnegan Europe

Lucy Samuels

Women in IP committee

Gill Jennings & Every

Tara Sarwal

Women in IP committee

GSK

Emily Teesdale

IP Inclusive blog posts; Women in IP committee

Airbus

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