AWB is a society where girl bosses come together to build networks with industry leading businesses and most importantly lasting friendships with likeminded females of the future!
Whether you are going to be taking up a Year in Industry or a Graduate role, you will be wondering what lies ahead of you in the world of work. What do you expect? What will the job be like? How do you overcome the challenges women face in business today?
We provide a platform to bring together and empower Aston students, equipping you with the tools, networks and insights to get ahead. Our events will give you the opportunity to:
Connect with experienced professionals in today’s leading businesses.
Share career journeys, industry knowledge and top tips.
Aspire to a successful future.
Over the years we have partnered with many prominent employers such as EY, Morgan Stanley, Accenture, Danone, Deloitte, Enterprise Rent a Car, Capgemini, Bank of England, Shell, HSBC, IBM, Microsoft, L'Oreal to host events such as Employability workshops, Women Empowerment sessions and Insight days and Training.
We are currently working with several companies for sponsorship in the 2020/21 academic year - keep an eye on our socials for sponsorhsip announcements!
Aston Women in Business was founded in 2014 by Aston Student Sharena Sivlal with the aim of raising awareness about the challenges we as women face in the professional world, and also to allow women at Aston to socialise and build networks - not only with other students but also with potential businesses and future employers.
Sharena at the 2020 International Womens Day Ball
Upon joining the club, each member will be awarded an official membership card, which this year we are hoping to make virtual. This includes exclusive offers at local birmingahm restaurants for members to visit and njoy at a discounted price.
Hi girls! I’m Victoria Humphreys, a BSc Business and Management student in my second year and I’m so excited to be your 2020/21 President!
I was a Brand Ambassador for the society in my first year and I loved getting involved in all of our events and socials.
I can’t wait to see what our amazing committee come up with this year to get the whole society networking and socialising and to see all of you fulfil your true potential.
Hi! I’m Shreya Bechra, the new Vice President of this amazing society! I’m now in my second year of uni studying international business and mandarin.
I cannot wait to meet all of you guys and help you and myself network, find fantastic new opportunities, succeed in everything you do and most of all have a fun year!
Hey there, I'm Holly Heslop. I'm in my second year studying Business Computing & IT and I'm excited to announce that I'll be the external relationships manager 2020/21!
I found this society halfway through my first year and wish I'd joined sooner as I met some amazing people and attended some brilliant events! I can't wait to make new connections, open up new opportunities and support each other to achieve.
Hi, I'm Becky, a second-year BSc Economics and Management student. I was part of the society last year and I'm excited to be the new internal relationships manager for this year. I'm really excited to meet all members and provide you all with amazing opportunities!
Hi! I'm Reanne, a Business and Management student in my final year.
I am just finishing my placement year where I interned in Digital Marketing at a market research company and also a marketing agency.
I'm really excited to be on the committee again and get to know all our members and have some fun this year!
Hi, I’m Anita, a second-year student studying Politics with International Relations, and I’ll be the society’s Digital Marketing Manager.
Getting involved with AWB last year as a Brand Ambassador and organising social events encouraged me to apply for the committee this year. I’m looking forward to creating content and meeting all of the new members!
Hi, I'm Abbie Dobbins, I'm a final year BSc Business & Management student and I'll be events manager this year for AWB!
I've just completed my 12-month placement in HR with a demolition company in Birmingham.
I was in the society in my 2nd year and found it was a really great way to meet people and learn more about different businesses so hope we can have some fun this year!
Hey, I’m Kyra, I’m in my second year and I’m studying Economics and Management. I was a member last year and I’m excited to be on the committee as the Events coordinator this year.
I’m super hyped for all the events that will take place, it’s going to be a lot of fun and there’ll be many opportunities to network and make friends!
Events and socials
We hope that through our events you will pick up some useful tips and tricks to apply for schemes whether it’s for your placement year, graduate roles or summer internships; and that by attending oru socials you will meet likeminded girls and make friends for life!
Previous events and socials...
Self Defence workshop with Tae Kwon Do Club
Cocktail making social
Womens Conference held by LSE Women In Business Society
Grad Recruitment Fair at NEC
Society Collaborations: Aston Bright Futures
We have also previously held CV workshops, had Movie Night socials, Club Nights and much more…
Due to Covid-19 at first our events will be mostly virtual but we’ll try and make this as fun as possible! Make sure you follow our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn @astonwomeninbusiness to keep up to date with our latest events. We’re hoping to get some really fun socials going as soon as possible including cocktail making, ghetto golf and flight club.
We also have the event of the year...Our International Women’s Day ball!
This is a very exciting event and something we plan from the very start of term - so definitely something not to be missed. It’s the perfect excuse to dress up to the nines, have a sit down 3 course meal, snap some insta-worthy pics with your besties, network with businesses, listen to inspirational women's speeches and so much more!
2019/20 Committee at 2020 International Womens Day Ball
We hope our page has been helpful for you to get to know us and what we're about.
Any further questions dont hesitate to contact us through instagram, facebook, email or join our whatsapp group through this link or scan the QR code:
We can't wait to meet you all and expand the AWB family even further!!!
Lots of Love,
All of the girls at AWB xxx
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