Earlier this year I organised an event on Athena SWAN and equality accreditation for the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick. It was a really great opportunity for attendees from a range of HE institutions to reflect on the benefits and limitations of equality accreditation schemes, and share thoughts on our experiences of Athena SWAN.
I’ve now completed a report on the event, which I hope will be helpful for galvanising discussions in universities that participate in the Athena SWAN charter mark.
It includes reflections and insights from the Certifying Equality event, including:
- Background to Athena SWAN
- Athena SWAN as a catalyst for change
- The contradictions of equality accreditation
- Proposals for change
- Presentation summaries
If you find this document helpful and interesting, please do help distribute it by sharing with your colleagues!