Save the date in your diaries for the annual University of Portsmouth Athena SWAN Conference on Wednesday 17 May 2017, 1.00pm–4.00pm. The theme of the 2017 Athena SWAN Conference is ‘Increasing the Diversity of our Talent Pool’, reflecting the commitment of the University to the Extended Principles of Athena SWAN.
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.
We have an exciting line-up of external and internal speakers, who will include:
Harriet Minter, a journalist and broadcaster specialising in female
leadership. She 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 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.
The conference will be opened by the Vice-Chancellor, Graham Galbraith.
More info: http://uopnews.port.ac.uk/2017/02/01/save-the-date-for-the-annual-university-athena-swan-conference-17-may-2017/