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Athena SWAN Conference 2017 – booking now open

AS_RGB_Bronze-AwardBooking is now open for this year’s University of Portsmouth Athena SWAN Conference to be held on Wednesday 17 May, 1pm–4pm. The theme for this year is ‘Increasing the Diversity of our Talent Pool’, reflecting the commitment of the University to the Athena SWAN Extended Principles.

Athena SWAN now takes a broader and more inclusive approach to gender equality, having been expanded to cover all areas of the University, not just STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). It also now covers professional and support staff as well as academic staff, and transgender equality for staff and students.

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

Harriet Minter, 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, 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.

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’.

The conference will be opened by the Vice Chancellor, Graham Galbraith.

Spaces are limited, so don’t delay, book your ticket here now.

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