Athena SWAN Committee members answer your questions What does the Athena SWAN Committee do? Why is the Athena SWAN Committee important? Some of the Committee members answer these questions and more. Kate Brooks - Institute Manager 'The Athena SWAN Committee has helped me to get to know people and work with them on issues that will hopefully make things better for all staff.' Maria Efthymiou - Senior Research Associate 'I wanted to get actively involved with promoting gender equality across higher education and research and support women's advancement in science.' Sonia Buckingham - Safety Advisor 'I feel that if Athena SWAN initiatives had been in place my career path would have been less bumpy. I am currently very much supported by the Cancer Institute.' Lucia Cottone - Early Careers Fellow 'Attending the propmotions workshop and using the career development supplemental appraisal form has been instrumental in giving me the knowledge and tools to advance in my career.'