The Department is pleased to announce its application for an Athena SWAN Bronze Award had been successful, indicating its commitment to women in science.
The Award lasts for three years, but the Athena SWAN Working Group will continue to meet and monitor progress, reporting to Staff and Strategy and Management Committee meetings.
Anne Ferguson-Smith has made the following commitment in her submission letter:
‘ I am committed to continuing to embed the principles of Athena SWAN into the Department’s culture, to improving our environment for women at all levels and to supporting the professional development of all our staff. In these endeavours I am inspired by the ideas, generosity and enthusiasm of my colleagues. We recognise that the robust and carefully formulated action points that we have identified, such as in areas of recruitment of women and their career development, will make a positive difference to us all and in particular will improve opportunities for the women of Genetics’