FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
WHAT DOES 'WOMXN' MEAN?
Womxn is an intersectional term used to include cis/trans women as well as femme-identifying, genderqueer and non-binary people. It has the same pronunciation as 'women'.
IS MEMBERSHIP OF CIW LIMITED TO WOMXN?
We absolutely invite anyone, irrespective of gender, to attend events and be involved in organising! However, we ask you to be respectful of everyone.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH CIW?
There are a number of ways you can get involved, although most of our time is spent organising events that are of interest to the community. We are always looking to add new members to our committee, so please drop us an email at or reach out on our social media channels.
HOW CAN I BE AN ALLY TO WOMXN IN STEM?
There is no straightforward answer, however there are a number of actions you could take which include speaking up when you see harassment/discrimination, being aware of unconscious bias and sponsoring and mentoring womxn. There is an article around this topic if you would like to read more.
WHAT IS THE UNIVERSITY'S STAND ON PREVENTING SEXUAL HARRASSMENT AND MISCONDUCT?
There is no place for any form of harassment or sexual misconduct at the University of Cambridge. The university is dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe, welcoming, inclusive and diverse community that nurtures a culture of mutual respect and consideration. More information can be found here.