Athena Swan Bronze Award
Strathclyde Business School is delighted to have received the Bronze Athena SWAN Award in December 2018, in recognition of our work in progressing equality within the School.
Executive Dean of Strathclyde Business School Professor David Hillier said, “This Bronze award is not just a stamp of approval for what we do – it afforded us a process through which we at Strathclyde Business School have examined our policies and practices, improved communication on equality through consultation with staff, identified where there was room for improvement and strengthened good practice where it already existed."
“We’re delighted to join the range of departments and faculties at Strathclyde which have Athena AWAN awards and recognise positive working environments at all levels and includes working practices such as flexible working hours, fair promotion polices, and strong career development opportunities for all.”
The University of Strathclyde currently holds a Bronze institutional award, first awarded in 2011 and renewed in 2014 and 2018. A further 12 departments across the University currently hold awards, with Strathclyde Business School now joining this group.
What is Athena SWAN?
The Athena SWAN Charter is run by the Equality Challenge Unit. The Athena SWAN charter and awards given to higher education institutions recognise commitment and progress towards advancing gender equality.
In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and 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.