VIDA is the Critical Management Studies Women’s Association. ‘Vida’ means ‘beloved friend’ or ‘life’.

VIDA stands for equity, democracy, support, friendship, collectivism, challenge and intervention, amongst women, by women and for women. We would love to have you join us.

VIDA Objectives

1. Critical friend scheme
2. Research collaboration with other women
3. Information exchange
4. Address professional issues
5. Favour socialization
6. Foster inter-disciplinary work

For more information on our objectives, click here.

Introducing the concept of a Critical Friend

The role of a critical friend

A ‘critical friend’ is a trusted peer who asks provocative questions, provides data to be examined through another lens, and offers critiques of your work, issues or problems.

Read more about our Critical Friend Scheme

Becoming a VIDA critical friend

Becoming a critical friend is as simple as signing up to the website and selecting at least one area of expertise. Please use an institutional email address when signing up where possible and fill out your profile as fully as you can.

Other women can then search the website and find you via the areas you have selected.

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