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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Thursday, October 26 • 14:30 - 15:00
The Attraction, Retention and Progression of Women in Senior STEM Roles - Saher Ahmed, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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Women are critical to the success of WTSI and addressing gender balance at the highest levels has been prioritised, with this ambition being linked to core funding. Our staff surveys consistently support this sentiment - in our 2016 staff survey, over 92% of the responses on Equality and Diversity were positive. Impactful changes that have transformed the Genome Campus into a more attractive place to work have been catalysed by the Sex in Science Programme, such as strengthening aspects of recruitment, retention and workplace satisfaction. Career and leadership opportunities for women have been improved; with enhanced policies and better family friendly on-site facilities. By shining a spotlight on existing processes and practices and challenging the status quo, we demonstrate that it is possible to drive institutional and cultural change and shift the demographic of leadership.

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Saher Ahmed

Athena SWAN Project Manager, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Saher holds a BSc in Physics, MSc in Applied Radiation Physics and a PhD in Nuclear Physics (University of Birmingham). Saher’s research investigated the break-up of light nuclei using radioactive beams and she is a published author in this area.Saher has over a decade of experience... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 14:30 - 15:00 CEST
Karlin I-III