Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford
Women's Leadership  Symposium in Oxford

We invite you to participate in the Oxford Women's Leadership Symposia 

  • Abstract submission and registration are open for ALL 2020 sessions.
  • We review abstracts on a rolling basis and send notifications within ten days of submission.

You are invited to give a talk on an aspect of women's studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. We also welcome poster proposals.  If you would like to present a paper, submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee. Papers presented will be subsequently peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or as sponsored journal articles.

Annette Mountford


Keynote Speaker – Annette Mountford, MBE

Founder of British Nurturing Programme and Chief Executive Officer of Family Links, United Kingdom, 1997-2015.

Oriel Sullivan


December 2017 Keynote Speaker– Oriel Sullivan

Professor of Sociology of Gender and Co-Director, Centre for Time Use Research

Research Areas: Time Use, Gender Practices in Household, Cultural Consumption.

August 2016  Keynote Speaker – Judith Okely

Research Associate at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and member of the International Gender Studies Centre at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University.

Some of the August 2018 participants


23-25 March at Somerville College

26 - 27 at July Harris Manchester College

7, 8 & 9 December at Somerville College

What our Alumni are Saying

"Many thanks for an amazing experience."

"The experience far exceeded my expectation."

"I found all the presentations very interesting. It was a great opportunity to hear different perspectives on women's issues. The discussion after my presentation was very enriching and I will take it into account in my further research."

Some of the August 2016 participants
Some of the March 2017 participants
Some of the August 2017 participants
Some of the March 2019 participants
Some of the August 2019 participants
Some of the December 2019 participants
Some of the December 2019 participants
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