BAMEWA - BLACK, ASIAN & MINORITISED ETHNIC WOMEN IN ACADEMIA
Solidarity and Strength, Strength in Numbers
BAMEWA wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the higher education sector. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to amplifying the voices of BAME women academics.
BAMEWA Network is a membership group of BAME women academics ranging from PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers through to independent scholars to lecturers and Professors. We are united in our goal to support and empower BAME women academics in their journeys within academia.
Our member-only group has several joining eligibility requirements, which include:
Members being racially minoritised lecturers and researchers in Higher Education, Public Sector, Government, Third Sector, and independent scholars. Members should also have a PhD or be working towards their PhD and be able to demonstrate their research engagement.
To join prospective members must provide proof that their meet this criteria, such as providing an organisational profile link, website, published research/work.
If you satisfy the joining requirements please join us via the link here.
This website aims to publicise the different strands of BAMEWA Network. This includes our blog posts submitted by members for publication, our social media pages - including our popular Facebook group and LinkedIn page and our pursuit to forge external opportunities through partnerships and sponsorship.
Our blog aims to provide room for our members to share and publicise their work. These blog posts will be shared on our social media pages. Blog topics we are interested in publishing may include, but are not limited to:
Contesting the use of the terms such as BAME, BME, BIPOC, Minority Ethnic in Higher Education and beyond
Researching ‘race’ and processes of racialisation within Higher Education
The politics of diversity and difference in Higher Education
Intersectionality and academia
Personal reflections of working in Higher Education as a BAME woman academic
Advancing ‘race’ equality in academia
Methods, techniques and experiences in decolonising the curriculum in academia
If you wish to pitch an idea for a blog post and are a member of BAMEWA, please email: email@example.com
"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak."
WAYS WE HELP
Meaningful Cause. Equity at Heart
Helping BAME Women Academics
BAMEWA Network's goal is to support BAME Women Academics through raising money and garnering support to provide professional development, mentorship, and coaching opportunities, networking and collaboration events, and online and offline meet-ups.
We are committed to promoting our members and publicising their work via our social media pages and blog.
To learn more about BAMEWA, get in touch with us today at firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT
Reinforcing our Commitment
With BAMEWA Network's goal of supporting BAME Women Academics always in mind, we strive to provide advocacy for BAME Women Academics. We are passionate about providing organised representation where needed for BAME women academics and our goal is to make a positive impact in advancing the limited support offered to this group. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.