Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative (WiSETI), University of Cambridge

WiSETI is a positive action initiative at the University of Cambridge that promotes and supports women from Undergraduate level to Professor, in the Science (including Clinical Sciences), Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) subject areas. WiSETI was established in 1999 and aims to redress an under-representation of women in employment and career progression in these disciplines at the University of Cambridge

WiSETI supports women in STEMM at the University of Cambridge in a number of ways including: organising activities such as seminars for early career female researchers and PhD and Postdocs, and an Annual Lecture; running a CV Mentoring Scheme for women wishing to apply for promotion; and supporting good practice in science through Athena SWAN.

The University of Cambridge holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and Professor Dame Athene Donald, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Experimental Physics is the Gender Equality Champion for the University. 

WiSETI is part of the Equality & Diversity (E&D) section, which is responsible for the development of policy and practice relating to compliance with equalities law and the promotion of good practice. Its position within the Human Resources Division provides WiSETI with a clear reporting pathway to the University's highest decision-making bodies via the Equality & Diversity and Human Resources Committees.

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