Welcome to Maia

Loughborough University's Women's Network

Maia unites women staff and Doctoral Researchers, *including trans women and non-binary people comfortable in a female-centred community, across Schools, Professional Services and Loughborough Students' Union. Gender equality is a human right, not a female fight, and so Maia welcomes engagement from all colleagues, regardless of gender. 

Whether you have never previously been part of a women's network or have existing experience of how powerful they can be, there is a place for you in Maia. We hope you will join us. 

If you have any questions, please email maia.network@lboro.ac.uk.  

Our Values


We are a space for all women*. We are different races, ages, roles, religions, disabilities, abilities, sexualities.


We understand and value our differences. Our differences is our strength. We don’t cast judgement, we listen.


We are strong and supportive. We seek to share, learn from and support one another. We are stronger, together.


We get things done. We are proactive and use initiative to get things moving and encourage others to do the same.

Our Priorities


Provide a vibrant and supportive community that brings people together and builds connections.


Promote and share in the successes and achievements of our members and network, whatever form those take.


Grow Maia's role in the space of advocacy and change relating to gender equity and University culture.


Work to ensure that Maia comes together with other staff networks to progress collaborative EDI work that benefits the whole University.

How can I keep up-to-date?

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What we do

Provide an inclusive community and enable connections
Create meaningful, impactful events and initiatives
Deliver and advocate for change to progress gender equity