ATHENA SWAN (UK)


This is a British semi-governmental organisation devoted to advancing women’s academic careers in Science, Maths and Engineering.


The Athena Swan Charter for Women in Science recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia. The Charter was launched in June 2005. Any higher education institution which is committed to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in STEMM in higher education and research can apply for membership.


The beliefs underpinning the Charter are:

     >    The advancement of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine is fundamental to quality of life across the globe
     >    It is vitally important that women are adequately represented in what has traditionally been, and is still, a male-dominated area
     >    Science cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population, and until women and men can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords


Learn about the development of the Athena SWAN Charter: History and principles.
Read our most recent Annual Report: Annual Report.
Read past Annual Reports: Publications.
Find out about the group that oversees the Charter: Steering committee.

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