Herstory Club was founded following discussions between friends about the challenges they faced as they sought to pursue their interest in military history.
Although we have come a long way, stereotypes and prejudice continue to negatively impact both men and women working in many different industries. Feminism has become a word loaded with misunderstanding, emotion and conflict; but at its core is the removal of gender expectations. These expectations can present a number of roadblocks that can be tricky to navigate. Whilst there are some great initiatives already working to help raise the profile of women in academia, there seemed to be a lack of more informal spaces for women to simply connect and share experiences.
Herstory Club began with a meet up, and has developed as a space to network and showcase women involved with history at all levels.