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Gender Task Force

The Gender Task Force was set up to address issues impacting on gender imbalance at the University, to make sure that we can make best use of all the talent available, and that individuals and the University feel the benefit of this.

For more information, read the Gender Statement of Intent .

Download this flyer to promote the Gender Task Force .


Introduction of the Task Force

In 2017 there was an exciting opportunity for members of staff of all job categories and at all career stages, to self-nominate to serve on the University’s new Gender Task Force, created to take forward the Gender Statement of Intent which was agreed by the University’s Council in July 2016.



The Gender Task Force is required to develop a strategy with a five year plan, building on the Gender Statement of Intent and to take a multi-faceted approach to implementation, being mindful of existing initiatives in the University, including Athena Swan.

These actions are being developed in consultation with other members of the University and by scrutinising the data on gender to ensure transparency in all related matters.

The Gender Taskforce was established in October 2017 and meets twice termly, with its members serving as departmental Gender Task Force Champions and acting as a communication channel with the wider Warwick community. For more information, see the Task Force Terms of Reference and Membership

Membership of the Task Force consists of 16 core members, and includes cross-faculty representation, staff at various levels of seniority, in both academic and professional service roles.



Championing and overseeing the advancement, implementation, and development of gender equality at Warwick, the Task Force works on a number of areas, including:

  • Gender Pay Gap reporting.
  • Promotions.
  • Career breaks.
  • Recruitment.
  • Strategic support forinstitutional Athena Swan.

In February 2019, the Task Force published a statement on the Warwick Group Chat Incident .



If you have an issue that you wish to see raised at a Gender Task Force meeting, or are working on an initiative that might support the goals of the Task Force, please complete this short form to contact the Gender Task Force. By completing this form you can remain anonymous or provide your contact details if you wish to discuss this further with the Chair, Jo Collingwood.

If you would like more information about the Gender Task Force and can't find what you need here, contact the Chair, Jo Collingwood, on J dot F dot Collingwood at warwick dot ac dot uk or the Secretary, Claire Algar, on C dot Algar at warwick dot ac dot uk.


You Said, We Did

Thank you for the issues that have been raised via the Contact Us form above. Please continue to contribute them, as we raise them as a standing item at each GTF meeting. We will be posting responses to the submissions here in due course.

You may also be interested in:

ED&I Newsletter

Charters - including Athena Swan (gender equality Charter)

Gender Initiatives

Data and Reports - including Gender Pay Gap Report