Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Meeting - Addressing the Women in STEM Funding Gap

Via the ScienceGrrl mailing list:

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to an evening workshop to discuss the funding crisis amongst groups that work with and for women in STEM and to devise a practical plan to financially support the essential work being done by grassroots and industry-focused groups.

When: Thursday 18 June 2015, 6:30pm-9pm
Where: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL www.conwayhall.org.uk  (nearest tube: Holborn)

For many years, we’ve heard about how the number of girls and women studying and taking up careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) is woefully low. And for years, there have been calls to action, pleas for something to be done.

We’re now at a point where there are many grassroots and industry-focused groups are working incredibly hard to support, inspire and celebrate women in STEM. But despite their success, they all lack one thing: Funding.

This evening workshop will tackle this problem head-on. Using a facilitated, open space format, attendees will drive the discussion, defining their own agenda and then breaking into groups for in-depth conversations, before finally sharing ideas with the group.

If you would like to attend, please sign up on our Eventbrite page, and please do feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone else you feel would be interested, especially representatives of large businesses, corporate social responsibility experts, philanthropists, funders, grant-givers and charitable institutions.


You can read more about the background to this event on the Ada Lovelace Day blog:

We look forward to seeing you.

Best regards,

Suw Charman-Anderson, Founder, Ada Lovelace Day
Dawn Bonfield, President, Women’s Engineering Society

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