Dr Lane, of the Department of Zoology, was Director of the University of Cambridge Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative (WiSETI), until 2007.
WiSETI has its origins in 1993 when the University joined the Opportunity 2000 Campaign. Opportunity 2000 aimed to maximise the potential of female employees and improve their recruitment and retention prior to the start of the new millennium. WiSETI was formally created in 1999 with support from the Human Resources Division, funding from the Vice-Chancellor and oversight of an Advisory Board, to address the under-representation of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). WiSETI's remit is: i) to improve the numbers of women studying SET at Cambridge, ii) to improve the recruitment, retention and promotion rates of women in SET appointments and iii) to raise the profile and enhance the self-confidence of women in SET through a range of initiatives. In pursuit of its aims, WiSETI has engaged in the following activities, among others: MentorNet: an email mentoring programme for women undergraduates; recruitment drives; annual lecture series; the Springboard programme for personal development; and careers events. Further information is at http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/equality/wiseti/cambridge.html
The papers were assembled by Dr Lane in her capacity as Director of the initiative and document WiSETI's campaigning activities.
The records were transferred by Dr N. Lane, Department of Zoology, to the University Archives as a gift on 3 March 2009.
There was no apparent order to the papers at transfer. They have been broadly organised and catalogued by WiSETI activity.