Supporting Athena Swan

Swansea University’s School of Management has been awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter award for its commitment to promoting gender equality in the latest review round by Advance HE.

The Equality Challenge Unit established the Athena SWAN Charter in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM employment in higher education and research.

In May 2015 the charter was expanded to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

Click here to find out more about the Athena SWAN Charter in Swansea University.

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Our Commitments

Professor Katrina Pritchard

Professor Katrina Pritchard

I have taught and researched diversity for many years, yet in my personal experience of working in both commercial and academic environments I have often found these issues are given lip-service and difficult conversations are avoided.  I got involved in our Athena Swan activity as soon as I joined the School in January, am passionate about ensuring we build on what we do well, and want to ensure we are not afraid to highlight and address that which needs to change.

Professor Don Webber

Professor Don Webber

I have a commitment to equality and diversity in academia and in society. My research has a focus on the barriers that prevent women from reaching their potential in the workplace after motherhood and demonstrates how an expressed commitment towards gender equality is undermined by a range of barriers, including an organisation’s persistent need for availability. There also seems to me to be an under-explored and potentially important link between incivility, equality and diversity.

Associate Professor Terry Filer

Associate Professor Terry Filer

I fully endorse the University’s commitment to ensure equality and diversity provides opportunities for all so the best people are recruited and retained for the benefit of our students, staff and academic community.

Professor Paul Jones

Professor Paul Jones

I fully endorse the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, fairness and diversity in all aspects of its practices.

Dr Jocelyn Finniear

Dr Jocelyn Finniear

In my capacity as Deputy Director for the Business Department, I am committed to supporting staff in resolving issues, believing it is important to demonstrate compassion and empathy to colleagues.

SWIB (Swansea Women In Business Society)

The Swansea Women In Business Society (SWIB) is a student-run society here at the School of Management, who aim to "Promote confidence and cultivate strong individuals by serving as a platform to unify women with similar aspirations in business."

For more information, please see their Facebook page.

Black History Month events

Thinking Paper series, 22nd October, 11-12:30, B001, Engineering central, Bay campus

Dr Samuel Ebie will be presenting the chapter:

Nkomo, S. and Cox, T. (1996), “Diverse identities in organizations”, in Clegg, S.R.,   Hardy, C. and Nord,  W.R. (Eds),  Handbook of  Organization Studies, Sage, London. (E-book  is available on ifind)


Reading group , 23rd October, 1-2 PM, SOM 106, Bay campus 

Rabaka, R. (2006). The souls of Black radical folk: WEB Du Bois, critical social theory, and the state of Africana  studies. Journal of Black Studies, 36(5), 732-763.   

Hooks, B. (2000). Learning in the Shadow of Race and Class. Chronicle of Higher Education, 47(12), B14-B14

(Please contact Dr Christoforos Bouzanis ( for further information.)

Student led discussions  16th October, 1-2 PM Employability hub, SOM, Bay Campus

There will be student led roundtable discussions focusing on Black History. These sessions will be run by students, and  are intended for students.

International Women's Day Highlights

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) - May 17th