BFWG Younger Member's Group

Younger Members' Group

The Younger Members’ Group was founded in 2020 to bring together BFWG members nationwide who are in their forties and under and offer practical career advice and a supportive peer network.

We hold monthly meetings - currently via Zoom - featuring expert speakers on topics such as leadership, workplace negotiating, and parenting. In our first year we welcomed speakers including Professor Stephanie Spencer, Professor of History of Women’s Education at the University of Winchester, Maria Collins, Divisional People Director at CBRE, HR Consultant Claire-Marine Varin, and Professor Antonella De Santo, the first female Professor of Physics at the University of Sussex. This year so far we have been joined by Susan Kigula, a Ugandan law activist who succeeded in abolishing the death penalty.

Please see the bottom of the page for information about future events.

We also offer a Buddy Scheme, which pairs Younger Members with members who are more established in their careers for informal advice and support. Being a part of BFWG connects you to a vast peer network that provides both personal support and professional connections and your membership also gives you access to worldwide connections through our sister organisation, the Younger Members Network of Graduate Women International.

As a Younger Member you receive regular bulletins tailored to you with news of members’ activities, career opportunities relevant events, and useful links and resources. In the new year we will resume regular in-person socials and study days at BFWG headquarters in London.

If you’re interested in joining, please get in touch with the Group’s Co-ordinator, Natalie Wright, at youngermembers@bfwg.org.uk.

Natalie Wright Younger members' group coordinator

Natalie shares how she joined BFWG and talks about her leadership of the Younger Members’ Group…

Yvonne Makwali - BFWG

Yvonne explains how she is able to contribute her personal and employment skills to the organisation…

We know virtual meetings are not the first choice for most of us, but for the time being they are great at keeping us in touch.

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Natalie Wright Younger members' group coordinator

Group Coordinator

Natalie Wright

Natalie recently finished a PhD on the lives and work of early women literary academics, including former BFWG President and GWI co-founder Caroline Spurgeon.

She also works as a KS2 tutor and is based in London.

Join Us

Are you a woman graduate with a university degree or equivalent diploma, licence or certificate from an institution of higher learning?

Awards

BFWG Prizes are awarded in competition to female 3rd Year Ph.D. students of any nationality studying at a British University