Celebrating LSE's inspiring leading women from 1895 to today

2018 marks the centenary of the first votes for women in the UK and the 150th anniversary of the first female students at the University of London, of which we are a member.

I believe that through this campaign, we have an unprecedented opportunity to promote equality throughout our society and beyond.

Minouche Shafik, LSE Director

Follow our weekly series profiling inspiring women associated with LSE, which launched on International Women’s Day, 8 March. Get involved using #LSEwomen

Meet our Leading Women 

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. As well a history of strong female students and staff, LSE has extensive archives and special collections on women's history. LSE Library is marking the centenary of partial suffrage in 2018, all based on the rich material in The Women’s Library.

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.