National Women’s Conference 2018 – Equality Now!

This one day event, taking place on Saturday 13th January, will include a mixture of CPD workshops on key topics, networking activities, panel sessions and speakers.This is a great opportunity to meet with colleagues and get active in your union.

Bookings for the Women's Conference 2018 are now closed 

Event programme

09.30: Registration and coffee

10.00: Welcome and address

  • Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary
  • Chair: Helen Porter Executive Member & Chair of Equality and Diversity committee.

10.15: Morning breakout workshops

  • A) Menstruation to Menopause – a workplace issue
  • B) Education and women’s rights, and life after Brexit
  • C) Support staff – development and dignity at work 

12.15: Would like to meet - Networking session

13 00: Lunch

13.45: Afternoon breakout workshops

  • A) Gender in the classroom
  • B) Black Women in education: breaking down barriers to leadership
  • C) Women leading the way in STEM

15.45: Next steps for women in NEU panel discussion

  • Niamh Sweeney, National president
  • Kim Knappett, Vice President
  • Jennie Bremner, National Official
  • Chair: Helen Porter Executive Member & Chair of Equality and Diversity committee

16.25: Closing Remarks

  • Kim Knappett – Vice President


  • Saturday, 13 January, 2018, 09:30 to 16:30


If you have already expressed interest in attending the conference and have not heard from us by the 16th December please contact Nell Andrew.

If you have had your place confirmed and have questions about accommodation, travel or dietary requirements please contact Jordan Biermann.