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The ‘What do women need to progress in academia?’ project identified 10 key ‘facilitating’ factors that are important for academic women’s progression. When these factors are present within workplaces and teams, academic women are less likely to perceive barriers to their progression and are better able to thrive day-to-day at work and achieve their career goals and ambitions. Whilst good examples of the ‘facilitating factors’ exist in pockets across Imperial, the study found that there are significant inconsistencies with how they are applied/experienced across the College. A key recommendation of the study was to invite every department and group at Imperial to reflect on the 10 facilitating factors and ask: What else can we do to consistently integrate these practices into our organisational systems? 

A new reflection and action planning resource has been developed to support colleagues with leadership/management/supervisory responsibilities to respond to this recommendation for their own groups and teams. The resource will guide leaders to: 

  • consider the 10 facilitating factors for academic women’s progression, 
  • identify the positive practices already in place for their team(s)
  • plan for future actions to promote inclusive and equitable workplace environments where everyone can thrive and progress.

In this interactive facilitated session, we will introduce the new resource and participants will try out the tool to support their reflection and planning for their own teams and workplaces. By the end of the session, participants will have: 

  • Gained further knowledge about the important factors that support women’s career progression in academia
  • Considered the ways in which they are already promoting equitable workplace experiences and opportunities for their team members
  • Exchanged practices and ideas with other Imperial leaders
  • Identified a range of practical actions to further enhance team satisfaction, motivation and achievement via practices that promote the ‘facilitating factors’ for academic career progression

As this is a session to trial the new resource, you will be asked for feedback to help refine and enhance the tool prior to further dissemination across the College.

Please note: This event will take place in-person. Please only sign-up if you can attend at this time.

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