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Athena Swan Initiative Award

The Athena Swan Initiative Award recognises staff members who have implemented or extended the Athena Swan principles of gender equality in their teaching, administrative tasks and citizenship in the Department.

We are delighted to announce that the recipients of the 2022-2023 Athena Swan Initiative Award are Jesse Machin and the student-led Anti-Racism Working Group.

"I'm really pleased to have been able to contribute to advancing gender equality in the Department by supporting Monica with the Athena Swan Bronze Award renewal process. It's especially good to know that the Department's EDI agenda will be broadening in terms of gender diversity and trans inclusion in response to the new Athena Swan Charter as well. Receiving recognition of my effort to support that project is so encouraging, and very much appreciated. Thank you!"
Jesse Machin
"The student members of the anti-racism working group are delighted to hear that we have been awarded with the Athena Swan Initiative Award for our cross-disciplinary anti-racist work at York. We are also happy to hear that Athena Swan's Charter has become more intersectional and formally recognises the interconnected and intersecting impact of racism, sexism, gender violence and other forms of oppression."
The student-led Anti-Racism Working Group

Previous winners were:

2020  Dr Alasia Nuti

2019 Dr Susan Forde and Sue Leatt

2018 Dr Claire Smith