Who is WiSETI?

WiSETI is governed by a Steering Group made up of senior academics from across the University, representing the STEMM Schools of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Technology and the School of Clinical Medicine. The Steering Group is chaired by Professor Jeremy Sanders, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs, and overseen by the WiSETI Director, Professor Dame Athene Donald, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Experimental Physics and Gender Equality Champion for the University of Cambridge. WiSETI is also supported by a network of equality champions from STEMM Departments.

We are determined not only to improve progression prospects for current staff, but also to do much better in attracting talented women to pursue their careers in Cambridge.

Dr Vivien Hodges, WiSETI Project Officer with the University's Equality and Diversity (E&D) team, oversees the delivery and management of WiSETI activities and programmes. The E&D section 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 the Project with a clear reporting pathway to the University's highest decision-making bodies via the Equality & Diversity and Human Resources Committees.

Professor Dame Athene Donald is the University's Gender Equality Champion and the WiSETI Director. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Jeremy Sanders, Chair of the WiSETI Steering Group. Dr Vivien Hodges, WiSETI Project Officer.