The Department of Chemistry is committed to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science and to improving career progression for female academics. It is also seeking to retain those women who might otherwise leave a career in Chemistry by introducing more flexibility into the workplace and, at the same time, creating a better work environment for all staff.
Athena SWAN is a project for the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in science, engineering and technology in higher education and research, and to achieve a significant increase in the number of women recruited to top posts.
Warwick Chemistry was awarded a Silver Athena SWAN award in September 2010 which was renewed in November 2012. The Athena SWAN Committee commented that Warwick Chemistry “…showed strong support and commitment from the Head of Department and clear engagement at senior levels”. The Silver award means that in addition to university wide policies, the Chemistry Department has a significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality. It also means that the Department has identified particular challenges to further improve.
All Warwick Athena SWAN submissions can be found on the University Athena SWAN pages.