Reminder: Professor Dame Athene Donald to present Diversity & Inclusion staff seminar
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Next Tuesday, the University will welcome Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS as a very special host to our first Diversity and Inclusion staff seminar.
The details of the seminar are as follows:
Women Progressing, Progressing Women
Tuesday 3 May, LT1 Chemistry Building, Whiteknights Campus, 2pm – 3pm.
All staff are invited to attend.
In the first of a new series of seminars, Professor Donald will discuss how seemingly small culture changes and heightened self-awareness can have a profound effect on team morale and an individual’s ability to feel encouraged and supported.
Professor Donald is an eminent physicist, working particularly in soft matter physics. She is Professor of Experimental Physics and Master of Churchill College at the University of Cambridge, and amongst her many scientific accolades, was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1999.
She has long been an outspoken champion of women in science, chairing the national Athena Forum from 2009–13, this an organisation which aims to provide a strategic oversight of developments that seek to, or have proven to, advance the career progression and representation of women in science, technology, mathematics, and medicine (STEM) in UK higher education.
Professor Donald regularly writes on the topic of women in science in both mainstream media and on her personal blog.
We’ll be serving refreshments after the seminar in the ground floor foyer of the Chemistry building. To help us plan the refreshments, please inform Frances Raimo if you wish to attend.