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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 (check out our archive of Women in IP newsletters here). You can also keep up to date by joining our LinkedIn group.

The Women in IP community is run by a small volunteer committee and a number of volunteer focus groups. Click here to meet their members. The focus groups each coordinate different aspects of our activities – including events, mentoring, career guidance, socials and content, and coffee dates. If you’re interested in being part of the committee or taking an active role in the community through a focus group, 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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Allyship and preventing sexual harassment – are you ready for the Worker Protection Act?

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Need something to look forward to…?

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AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Events 2024

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Menopause Matters: It takes a village

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Supporting the (peri)menopause life-stage with life-style

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Connected Bubbles

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Women in IP December Coffee Date

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Better eating for beating (peri)menopause

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Menopause Myths

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Shining a light on the menopause

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An Introduction to Patent Pathways

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AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Events 2023

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Menopause matters: symptoms, treatments & coping strategies

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Where careers can thrive: Women in IP coffee date

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Menopause: what’s changing?

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Menopause matters

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Work and family: December 2022 coffee dates

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Women in IP and allies hybrid “Mind the Gap!” follow-up

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Leaving no one behind (part ii)

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Women in IP & allies September 2022 coffee date

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

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Scotland coffee date: Return to the office and hybrid working

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

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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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How to say “no”

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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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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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THE WOMEN IN IP COMMITTEE

Andrea Brewster OBE (she/her)

Lead Executive Officer; IPIM member; Careers in Ideas team; Women in IP committee; IPause committee

IP Inclusive

Megan Briggs

Women in IP committee

Burness Paull

Lucy Coe

Women in IP committee lead

Mewburn Ellis

Joanna Conway

Women in IP committee

Deloitte

Triona Desmond

IP Out & Women in IP committees

Pinsent Masons LLP

Susi Fish (she/her)

Women in IP committee

Boult Wade Tennant

Catherine French (she/her)

Women in IP committee

Sacco Mann

Catherine Haworth (she/her)

Women in IP committee

NuBreed Hotels

Amy McSkimming

Women in IP committee

Burness Paull

Michelle Montgomery

Women in IP committee

Carpmaels & Ransford

Yelena Morozova

Women in IP committee

Finnegan Europe

Kate O’Rourke

Women in IP committee

Mewburn Ellis

Wendy Peet

Women in IP committee

Procter & Gamble

Sabine Rehaber

Women in IP committee

HGF

Lucy Samuels

Women in IP committee

Gill Jennings & Every

Natasza Shilling

Women in IP committee

Vodafone

Women in IP focus groups

Amy Auger (she/her)

Women in IP committee focus group

Cambridge Mechatronics

Frances Baxter (she/her)

Women in IP committee focus group

Boult Wade Tennant

Veronika Brázdová

Women in IP committee focus group

Potter Clarkson

Bonnie Brooks (she/her)

Women in IP committee focus group

D Young & Co

Laura Carney (she/her)

Women in IP committee focus group

Mewburn Ellis

Laura Cassels (she/her)

Women in IP committee focus group

Script IP

Victoria Coleman (she/her)

Women in IP committee focus group

Mewburn Ellis

Melike Eceoglu Yalcin (she/her)

Women in IP committee focus group

Chloe Flower

Women in IP committee focus group

Carpmaels & Ransford

Charlene Nelson (she/her)

Advisory Board; Women in IP committee focus group

Foot Anstey

Lidija Pavlovic (she/her)

Women in IP committee focus group

Imperial Brands

Eleanor Pilott (she/her)

Women in IP committee focus group

Abel + Imray

Rebecca Ronney (she/her)

Women in IP committee focus group

Brodies

Agne Zasinaite

Women in IP committee focus group

Dentons, Helix