Events and Activities

LSE Power host termly events on career development, informal staff networking, pensions, women in finance, and the like.

LSE Power Conference 2023

 This year’s theme: Future me

 Tuesday 4 July 2023 at Conway Hall- WC1R 4RL (full day from 9.15am)

It’s that time of year again! Our annual Power conference is back and will take place on Tuesday 4 July. 

The world is constantly changing around us, and it’s important to think about what we can do now that will positively impact our future selves.

Insights will be shared during the conference to help you create narratives around, ‘What can I do now that will positively impact the Future me?’ or ‘What do I want the Future me to look like?’

You will have the opportunity to attend inspiring sessions, engage in speed networking and more!

By the end of the conference, we hope that you’ll be truly inspired to start designing the future version of yourself.

The schedule for the day will include a keynote speech from Dr. Grace Lordan, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE and the Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative.

Dr. Lordan's keynote will cover areas spanning the future of work and your success, resilience in the face of adversity at work, enabling ourselves and colleagues to succeed, and ‘Thinking Big’.

 Full programme to be confirmed soon!



See below to explore the types of events that LSE Power has delivered for our community in the past.


Previous events:

World Café

 LSE Power celebrated International Women’s Day 2023 by hosting a World Café event in the Shaw Library on Wednesday 8 March. Participants tackled important questions about the topic of equity through short presentations and informal roundtable conversations with scholars and other colleagues – all over some complimentary refreshments and nibbles. We heard inspiring talks from researchers in our LSE community – Dr Jasmine Virhia from The Inclusion Initiative and Dr Nina Roussille from the LSE Hub for Equal Representation where we debated:

  • How could the future of work embrace equity?
  • Who has the power to close the gender pay gap?

The World Café offered an engaging environment for sharing and learning, fostering collaborations, and expanding your network, and it was a great morning filled with powerful discussions on how we can #EmbraceEquity (the campaign theme of IWD 2023).

Power Book Club

The Power Book Club launched in November 2021 and meets every six weeks to discuss a book, film or TV series – different themes, fiction and non-fiction all welcome.

The first text was an essay, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The essay is adapted from the author's TED Talk of the same name, you can watch the the author's speech here

Other texts include:

Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights by Helen Lewis

More than a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Equal: How we fix the gender pay gap by Carrie Gracie

Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch

Menopause Café

The Menopause Café is for everyone at LSE regardless of age or gender and what is said in the café is strictly confidential - no menopause related subject is off the table. It’s an open discussion group so whether you need a little support, want to find out more, listen to others so you know you’re not on your own, or just let off steam about your hot flushes, then come along. 

Did you know?

  • The UK workforce is ageing and women over 50 are by far the fastest-growing group of employees
  • 63% of menopausal women say their working life has been negatively affected by their symptoms.
  • 90% of women say that their workplace does not offer any help to menopausal women.

Menopause Cafés were started by Rachel Weisz in Perth to raise awareness about menopause and give an opportunity for those going through it, and those supporting them and living with them to talk about what sometimes feels like one of the last taboos. 

So what can you expect if you turn up to one of LSE Power’s Menopause Cafés?

A small lively group, who will talk about anything (and I mean anything - my father-in-law would be horrified). There are no rules other than respecting confidentiality, there are no speeches, no topic-based or directed discussions - if you want to talk about it, and can get a word in edgewise, and then we'll talk about it. You'll find out you're not alone, you'll find out what it might feel like for your mum, or your partner, or your friend. It doesn't matter if you're 20 or 80, whether you identify as female or not, if you're menopausal or not, if your menopause is fine or not so much, if you want to talk about it, or find out more, then come along and join in - we'd love to see you there.

3 top tips: how can managers support colleagues with the menopause?

  • Flexible working arrangements - for example, women with disturbed sleep patterns may find they are more productive with a later start time. 
  • Flexibility around the taking of breaks and attending relevant medical appointments. 
  • Facilitating a more comfortable working environment, taking into account temperature and lighting, making desk fans easily available and considering if ventilation is sufficient or can be improved.

The LSE Menopause Toolkit can be found here, which provides menopause guidance, case studies, FAQs and more for staff and managers.

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Power Up Tuesdays!

Power Up Tuesdays are designed to give you a safe space with a small group of colleagues you don’t usually work with from across the School, to share coaching, support and advice on your career development and professional challenges. New members are always welcome from across LSE to come together. This is a great way to get to know colleagues, and get help and advice with any challenges you are facing at work.

Annual Power Conference


Future Me


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Empowered for Transitions


Next steps: Where do you want to go next?


Women in the workplace: Breaking down gender stereotypes for career success


Overcoming barriers: The next steps in your career


Inaugural conference