We believe everyone deserves an equal voice. We want you to join in the conversation on topics like the gender pay gap, stereotypes surrounding careers in Economics challenging the perception of what it means to be an Economist.

This programme allows you to discover how you can delve into a career that plays a key role in understanding and solving issues such as: inequality, poverty and climate change. 

Who is Women in Economics for? 

Our sessions are designed for young women from Year 10 upwards to Year 13. Teachers can sign up whole classes, or if you’re a student, you can sign up individually. 

Book your place

What does it involve? 

To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, we are running a series of FREE interactive webinars, discussing all things Women in Economics.

When you book your place, you will receive instructions from us on how to access the Women in Economics event platform. Here, you will be able to take part in and start discussions about the various webinar topics that we will delve into during the webinar series in March. We will be introducing you to a number of female economists working in different fields and at different stages of their careers. 

What’s more, you will have access to experts and be able to ask them questions about studying or working in Economics or even pick their brains about world issues. You will be hearing from current students to alumni, and economists working in environmental policy to central banking and economic history.  


Join in the conversation and have your say, use your voice and feel empowered.


Why should I sign up? 

Did you know…

  • 1 in 6 boys do A-level Economics compared to 1 in 17 girls.  
  • Women Undergraduate Economics students are only around 35%.
  • Woman are under-represented in economics. They make up just one in seven economics professors in both the United States and the UK.

However, given Economists are the most powerful of the social sciences and play a key role in public policy, why are the majority male?

In our webinar series taking place this March, you will:

  • Learn from experts’ different journeys and experience in the discipline 

  • Explore different opportunities to study at university and where they can lead you 

  • Meet UEA students & hear from their experiences 

  • Hear from UEA alumni and where they are today 

  • Find out more about the breadth of the Economics discipline 

By attending our webinar programme, you will start to see Economics as an option to you, should you wish to study this subject area further. 

Book your place

Webinar sessions

Understanding the Gender Pay Gap 

Wednesday 8th March 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Emma Bennie - Women into Wealth

Wednesday 15th March 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Lucy Day – UEA Economics Alumni

Wednesday 22nd March 5pm - 6pm

Rupal Patel: Bank of England

Wednesday 29th March (time to be confirmed)

Get in touch!

If you have any questions about our Women in Economics webinar series, please get in touch with our friendly team at: ssf.outreach@uea.ac.uk.