Some places still available for the 2017 Athena SWAN Conference

AS_RGB_Bronze-AwardThere’s still time to book your place at the 2017 Athena SWAN Conference ‘Increasing the Diversity of our Talent Pool’.

We do still have some places left and we would particularly encourage men to sign up as  Athena SWAN now takes a broader and more inclusive approach to gender equality for all, and is no longer focused specifically on advancing the careers of academic women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine).

The conference will be held on Wednesday 17 May 2017, 1.00pm–4.00pm in Eldon 1.11 with the theme ‘Increasing the Diversity of our Talent Pool’, reflecting the commitment of the University to the Extended Principles of Athena SWAN.

Here is our exciting and inspirational line-up of external and internal speakers:

Harriet Minter, a journalist and broadcaster specialising in female leadership.  Harriet’s theme is ‘Proceed Until Apprehended and other lessons’.  Harriet founded and edited the Guardian’s Women in Leadership section, which focused on women in the workplace, and now writes a column for them on Women in Tech. She is also a columnist for Psychologies magazine and hosts the Badass Women’s Hour on TalkRadio.

Katie Cornhill, is a visionary and inspiring leader, a woman who works for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service that just happens to have a Trans* history. She also previously served for six years in the Royal Marines. Katie’s focus is ‘Talent Diversity Means Increased Productivity’.  Katie uses the fact that she’s a firefighter – a respected role among the local community – to educate others about the need for inclusion and equality, and an end to discrimination due to a persons sexual or gender identity and expression. Katie currently chairs the UK Fire and Rescue Service LGBTQIA+ staff support network, quiltbag and is a Trustee and Role Model for Stonewall. Katie has also orchestrated the development of a consortium of public service networks which currently has 18 member organisations.

Matthew Weait, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University Athena SWAN Champion will be speaking on ‘Some are More Equal Than Others: the Experience of Female Learners and Staff in HE’.

Don’t delay, book your ticket now through Eventbrite.

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