The Athena SWAN Charter
We are proud to be a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, a scheme that recognises and celebrates good practices in higher education and research institutions towards the advancement of gender equality.
We have held a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award for our institution since 2016. It recognises a significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality and inclusivity, such as supporting women at key transition points in their careers, and the promotion of women researchers and researchers from different ethnic backgrounds into leadership roles.
Our most recent award application, submitted April 2019, shows the issues that we have identified, and the action plan we are delivering to make further progress. The implementation of the action plan is led by the Athena SWAN Steering Group, which is composed of members from all divisions and staff groups and chaired by Professor Christina Yap.
The Women in Science Group
This networking and leadership development group, chaired by Professor Christina Yap, brings together senior researchers and staff from the ICR and The Royal Marsden to help address the inequality in the number of women in the most senior research leadership roles.
Topics explored include supporting high-performance teams, influencing skills, personal brand, leadership and mentoring.