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CamAWiSE update due to Coronavirus

We would like to update you on CamAWiSE activities in response to COVID-19, as we have begun to scale back operations.

Our workshops will be postponed until a time which is safe to do so. We will provide regular updates, information and online resources, which will be maintained on our media channels.

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For further information or questions, email Rukshana Jaman (CamAWiSE Coordinator) at

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Blog – Thriving in a world of distractions

Picture if you will, a day segmented neatly into a productive and effective eight hour work day, followed by leaving on time for your one-to-two hour fulfilling hobby, or perhaps you’ll meet friends or family after work giving them your undivided attention, maybe you’ll be picking up the children from school and run them along to their fun and enhancing after-school activities. The day then smoothly eases into the evening of leisurely unwinding and prepping up for the next day, and your head gently hits your pillow at the end of the evening for an eight hour deep sleep, to start refreshed the next morning.

In a 24 hour switched-on planet, technology driven in our waking and non-waking hours, we will endeavour to get a lot more done with a lot less, striving for professional and personal efficiency. We live in a world where people around the world are connected online resulting in information overload and competing priorities. Boxing off time is a luxury a few of us might be able to afford. Research has shown that the 9 to 5 is fast disappearing, (YouGov, 2018), almost half of people either work flexibly, job share or work compressed hours, to allow them to juggle other commitments (The Conversation).

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Boosting Emotional Intelligence: Secret to Thriving in a World of Distractions and Tension

Date: 18th February 2020

Location: Lucy Cavendish College, Reception Room

Time: 8.00 – 10.00 pm

As humans, we are all driven by our emotions. Only a select few amongst us fully realise that success in all matters, whether it is the career or personal, is based squarely on our emotional intelligence.

The world as we live in now is rife with digital distractions and changing political, social and economic landscapes! It is becoming hard to stay emotionally balanced as we get sucked into these influences, both personal and social.

Come along to this interactive session to learn about the power of cultivating Emotional Intelligence and why it is crucial to your success and wellbeing. You will also take away a few foundational Self-Awareness techniques that you can apply right away to boost your emotional intelligence.

The workshop will be followed by a short CamAWISE Annual General Meeting, which all are welcome to attend.

ALL genders and non-STEMM welcome.

Read further details and how to apply here…

Book your place as either a Member or Non-member by clicking one of the links below:

Members £12 Non-members £15
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BLOG – Carving our Journeys: BME Women in STEMM

Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering (CamAWISE) and Equality and Diversity Section at the University of Cambridge organised a panel discussion entitled “Carving our journeys: BME women in STEMM” in April 2019. The panel comprised of four University of Cambridge female researchers with different heritages and at varying stages of their academic careers: Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan, Heba Hamad, Carol Nkechi Ibe and Professor Kay-Tee Khaw.

Following introduction of the Panel Chair, Caroline Shaheera Asante, a British born broadcast journalist of Guyanese and Ghanian descent, and founder of Cambridge Eco Living Festival and Raheela Rehman (Chair, CamAWiSE), each of the panellists gave a short presentation about their foray into science and journey to Cambridge.

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CamAWiSE Pilot Mentoring Programme

  • Date: 28th January 2019
  • Location: Lucy Cavendish College

CamAWiSE is pleased to announce it’s mentoring programme for a six-month pilot. The scheme aims to connect professionals (from both academia and industry) in the local community in Cambridge and beyond!

The launch and orientation event will take place on Tuesday, 28th January 2019. We are seeking Mentors and Mentees. Applications must be submitted by 10 January 2020.

Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment approach. It supports professional development, providing avenues to learn about different career paths or gain new knowledge and skills.

Submit your application now!

Read further details and how to apply here…


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