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Discover Economics - Empowering Women

The School of Economics and Finance hosted an event dedicated to empowering and championing women in Economics, in partnership with the Royal Economic Society.


The one-day held on 9 November event brought together over 100+ high school students, educators, and professionals who share a passion for Economics. The event aimed to spotlight achievements, challenges, and opportunities for women in Economics and created a space for networking, learning, and inspiring the next generation of female economists. The event included a workshop for teaching economics for teachers.

Speakers included:

Ms. Agata Urbanska HSBC, London
Prof Marcella Corsi Universita' la Sapienza, Rome
Dr Elva Bova European Central Bank 
Dr Eurydice Fotopoulou, International Monetary Fund
Dr Sandhya Balasubrahmanyam, United Nations
Dr Ruth Badru, Bristol University
Ms Mehnaz Tabassum Khaleel, (MRes student)
Victoria Adubia Twum, (Alumni) MSc Mental Health Economics
Namrata Halder (Alumni) Associate PwC Economics and Finance
Maya Fitchett, National Energy Action

The collaboration between the School of Economics and Finance and the Royal Economic Society reflects a shared commitment to advancing diversity and inclusivity in the field.

"As an aspiring economist, aiming to work in the field of economics, it was heartwarming for me to hear there's a sisterhood waiting for me to network with them."

Sahel, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance 1st Year International Student

"This particular programme was very inspiring to me because all the speakers had different backgrounds and are working with different organisations." 

Victoria Adum, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance Postgraduate Alumni

“By partnering with the Royal Economic Society, we aim to inspire, support, and empower women in Economics."

Dr. Daniela Tavasci, Reader in Economics 

We regularly host a range of events and activities for those interested in our undergraduate programmes. Join us on campus in June for our next School of Economics and Finance Taster Day.



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