EGA Institute for Women's Health


The EGA Institute for Women's Health awarded Athena Swan Gold for 5 further years!

10 May 2021

We are delighted to announce that the IfWH’s Gold Athena SWAN award has been renewed until 2026.

Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN panel was unanimous in its decision and praised the IfWH for its sustained efforts and achievements.  
The panel highlighted the introduction of job sharing, including the Director’s role, which led to an increase in women involved in senior leadership roles, both within the IfWH and elsewhere. 
The panel also highlighted: 
•    Increase in women at senior level linked to uptake of leadership courses
•    Flexible working practices as evidenced in take-up and survey responses
•    Culture change due to beacon activity
•    Improvement in appraisal take up
This wonderful achievement reflects IfWH’s long journey towards greater Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, with success following each of our three Athena SWAN applications: 
Silver in 2013, 
Gold in 2017 
Gold in 2021. 
Among the many staff and students whose contributions have made this possible, we wish to remember Professor John Timms, who sadly died earlier this year, who played a key role from start to finish, including Co-Chair for the IfWH’s first Gold award.