We are a student-led group, based in Cambridge UK, aimed at raising the visibility of women working in physics.
The UK has many leading female academics, entrepreneurs, business women and women in industry who come from physics backgrounds. These women play an important role in inspiring the new generation of women in physics.
Cavendish Inspiring Women (CiW) aims to help raise the visibility of such successful women by putting them in front of younger women considering careers in physics. We are a student-led group composed of PhD students and Postdocs from the University of Cambridge, UK. Our projects include holding speaker events at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, and the publication of a booklet to encourage young high-school-age women into physics.
Meet the committee:
Hope Brestcher, Co-president
Ankita Anirban, Co-president
Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, former President
Sarah Morgan, former President
Hannah Stern, former President
Akhila Kadgathur Jayaram, Social Media and Website Coordinator
Arya Thampi, Supervision Chair
Freya Johnson, Supervision Chair
Heather Goodwin, Welfare Officer
Bluebell Drummond, Social Secretary
Metha Prathaban, Podcaster and Undergrad Rep
Nimisha Kumari, Public Engagement Officer
Darshana Joshi, International Engagement
Atefeh Amin, Alumna
Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
We are supported by the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge. The department is a leader in the UK for supporting women in science. In 2014 the department was awarded an Athena Swan Gold Award, for boosting the role of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) departments.