GS10 Speakers

Sarah Dickinson Hyams


Head of Equality Charters, Athena SWAN, Equality Challenge Unit, UK

Sarah Dickinson Hyams is the Head of Equality Charters at ECU, leading the strategic development of and overseeing all work relating to the delivery of ECU’s equality charter schemes, the Athena SWAN Charter (an international charter for gender equality) and the Race Equality Charter, both highly successful, systemic change programmes recognised for their ability to positively affect cultural change and values. The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. The Athena SWAN Charter expanded in 2015 to recognise advancement of gender equality representation, progression and success for all.