In May 2020, Queen’s Management School was awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter Mark. Bronze institution awards recognise that the institution has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.
You can view a copy of our successful application, which includes details of current initiatives and future plans, here. In particular, the School was commended for taking a proactive, team-based approach and displaying a high level of commitment to promoting gender equality.
About Athena SWAN
Established in 2005, Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter was created to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) within higher education and research.
In 2015, the Charter was expanded to include activities undertaken in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, and law (AHSSBL), as well as in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The Charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
The Athena SWAN Charter is based on ten key principles. By being part of Athena SWAN, institutions are committing to a progressive charter; adopting these principles within their policies, practices, action plans and culture.
- We acknowledge that academia cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of all.
- We commit to advancing gender equality in academia, in particular, addressing the loss of women across the career pipeline and the absence of women from senior academic, professional and support roles.
- We commit to addressing unequal gender representation across academic disciplines and professional and support functions. In this we recognise disciplinary differences including:
- the relative underrepresentation of women in senior roles in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL)
- the particularly high loss rate of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM)