Bangor Business School received the bronze award from Athena SWAN in November 2019. We are the first school of AHSSBL at Bangor University to receive the award.
Athena SWAN has many benefits to the School and its community. It shows our commitment to move forward with a gender equality and diversity agenda and fully embed Athena SWAN principles into the culture of BBS. Working towards Athena SWAN bronze has highlighted our strengths including internal promotional successes for BBS females. It has also helped us set new targets for improving inclusivity e.g. we aim to have a more equal gender balance throughout the School’s leadership and organisation.
Athena SWAN charter was established in 2005 and is based on ten key principles around the equality agenda. The charter was initially set up to encourage and recognise the commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) but now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly.
Athena SWAN is awarded by the Advance HE, Equality Challenge Unit and the award is valid for five years. The submission was prepared and submitted by the School’s Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team (SAT).
The BBS SAT members include:
- Sara Parry (Lead)
- Prof Doris Merkl-Davies
- Noemi Mantovan
- Riaz Anwar
- Students: Rebecca Bowyer, Nikoleta Kavela