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Meet our #LSEwomen

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On International Women’s Day 2018 we launched #LSEwomen, a project to tell the stories of some of our inspiring women, from past to present.

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

Minouche Shafik, LSE Director

 

Ragnild Hatton

Ragnhild Hatton

In 1968 renowned historian Ragnhild Hatton was appointed Professor of International History – the first time the School had a second Chair in History.

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Diane Perrons

Diane Perrons

Meet our Professor Emerita in Feminist Political Economy and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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Hazel Johnstone

Hazel Johnstone

Founding department maanger of the Gender Institute, Hazel says "A lot of my favourite people in life I met at LSE!" 

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Charlotte Shaw

Charlotte Shaw

"I would be in favour of the most exhaustive and daring range of subjects." Did you know that the Shaw Library is anmed after Charlotte Shaw and not her famous husband George Bernard Shaw? Meet LSE's first benefactor.

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Jane Pugh

Jane Pugh

Retiring governance officer Jane Pugh has worked at the School since the 1970s and has an impressive track record of meeting members of the royal family through LSE.

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Tina Fahm

Tina Fahm

“Do your best in all circumstances, and whatever challenges you face, always aim to leave things better than you found them.” Meet LSE lay governor Tina Fahm.

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Katharine Millar

Katharine Millar

Assistant Professor Katharine Millar researches and teaches on the relationship between gender, violence and political community. 

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Margot Light

Margot Light

“It was a very exciting time to be studying the Soviet Union.” Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow Margot Light was the leading voice in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Safeena Husain

Safeena Husain

Meet the Founder and Executive Director at Educate Girls – a non-profit organisation that aims to bridge the gender gap in education in India. 

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Deborah James

Professor of Anthropology Deborah James on being an anthropologist at LSE and her research in South Africa.

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Jac sm Kee

Jac sm Kee

Co-founder of Take Back the Tech! LSE alumna Jac sm Kee discusses feminist activism in the digital age.

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Jessica Templeton

Jessica Templeton

“Working with students is absolutely the best part of the job.” Meet our LSE100 Director.

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Anne Phillips

Anne Phillips

“I have a very tangible link to earlier generations of LSE women in the shape of Beatrice Webb’s desk, which sits in my office.” Anne Phillips is a political theorist and Fellow of the British Academy.

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Cherry Jie Yu

Jie (Cherry) Yu

Interested in UK-China-Brexit relations? Our leading voice is Jie (Cherry) Yu of LSE IDEAS.

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Helen Pankhurst

“I write as an activist and the critical point for me is: What now? How do we go forward?” Meet visiting senior fellow Helen Pankhurst.

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Rabia Nasimi

Rabia Nasimi

Sociology alumna Rabia Nasimi discusses her work supporting refugees and asylum seekers, and her own experience of being a child refugee.

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Anne Bohm

Anne Bohm

When Anne Bohm joined wartime LSE in Cambridge, she was beginning a 30 year career spent largely at the helm of the Graduate School, where she was known and loved by many students.

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LSE Power comittee

LSE Power

LSE Power is the staff network for women in professional services at LSE. Four members of the steering committee: Liz Griffith, Stephanie Cloots, Sarah Flew and Adelaide Lee-Warner, share their stories.

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Sylvia Chant

Sylvia Chant

Professor of Development Geography Sylvia was nominated by an alumnus to appear in #LSEwomen.

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Audrey Eu

Audrey Eu

LSE LLM alumna Audrey Eu was founding leader of Hong Kong’s Civic Party.

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Masana Ndinga-Kanga

Masana Ndinga-Kanga

Meet Masana Ndinga-Kanga, Programme Manager at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in South Africa and part of the first cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity at LSE.

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Eileen Power

Eileen Power

As a response to the First World War, this medieval historian’s research in the 1920s and 1930s took a global yet social approach.

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Helen Mayelle

Helen Mayelle

Read about Helen’s journey to become Head of Communications, United Nations Development Programme in Sierra Leone via the Programme for African Leadership at LSE.

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Eileen Younghusband

Eileen Younghusband

If you trained as a social worker at LSE in the 1950s, your education was pioneered by Eileen Younghusband.

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Gay McDougall

Gay McDougall

Human rights lawyer Gay McDougall was part of the electoral commission for South Africa's first democratic elections.

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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.

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Eugenia Charles

Did you know that Dominica’s first female prime minister studied at LSE in the 1940s?

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Beatrice Webb

Meet Beatrice Webb, LSE co-founder and pioneering social reformer.

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Minouche Shafik

Read a biography about the LSE Director and alumna, and why she is part of this campaign.

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