Follow our weekly series profiling inspiring women associated with LSE, which launched on International Women’s Day, 8 March. Look out for more profiles of #LSEwomen both contemporary and historical, over the coming months.
LSE and women’s history
LSE was founded in 1895 and joined the University of London in 1900. LSE has a female co-founder and from its inception admitted women alongside men as students. Today, LSE has a greater percentage of female students than ever (52%), a female Director and a female Chair of Council.
LSE Library is marking the centenary of partial suffrage in 2018, all based on the rich material in The Women’s Library.
Meet our Leading Women
Mary Danvers Stocks
This LSE alumna and life-long activist was one of 24 women teaching at LSE in 1918, when the first women got the vote.
Did you know that Dominica’s first female prime minister studied at LSE in the 1940s?
Meet Beatrice Webb, LSE co-founder and pioneering social reformer.
Read a biography about the LSE Director and alumna, and why she is part of this campaign.
Get involved with the campaign using #LSEwomen.
The University of London
The University of London’s Leading Women 1868–2018 gallery features 150 notable female University of London figures. As a member institute of the University of London, this includes inspiring women from LSE.