The ‘What do women need to progress in academia?’ project identified a high volume of examples of sexist/gendered behaviours towards academic women at Imperial. These incidents often had long-lasting impacts on individuals, undermining their sense of belonging within the College and academia as a whole. Developed in response to these findings, this new training session will enable staff to explore the themes of sexism and gender-based microaggressions in a supportive and non-judgemental space. The session intends to promote awareness, dialogue and practice sharing about inclusive and appropriate workplace practices and behaviours, help colleagues to identify and respond to instances of sexism, and support participants to consider individual and collective actions to promote equitable, respectful and welcoming workplaces for women.
Key learning outcomes are:
- Raise awareness and understanding about sexist behaviours and gendered microaggressions
- Provide a safe, non-judgmental space for staff to explore their knowledge/experiences of sexism
- Equip staff with some ideas of actions they can take in moments where they experience/witness sexist and gendered behaviours and proactively in their workplaces to combat sexism
As this is a pilot session, you will be asked for feedback to help refine and enhance the workshop for future cohorts.
Please note: This event will take place in-person. Please only sign-up if you can attend at this time.