At most institutions, the intensive preparation process for an Athena SWAN award is coordinated by Project Leads and Self-Assessment Teams (SATs). What is it like to be in the driver’s seat for gender equity, diversity and inclusion? What motivates these individuals in their work, and how can their organisations support them?

In this webinar, sociologist Associate Professor Meredith Nash explores how SAT members think about gender and gender equity. Gender differences in SAT members’ reasons for participating could translate into unequal workload distributions on the SAT, which in turn reproduces gender inequality in the academic workforce.

We also hear from La Trobe University’s SAGE Athena SWAN project manager Dr Natasha Weir, who examines the lived experiences of Athena SWAN project leads, their perceptions, perspectives, understandings and feelings about their efforts to apply the Charter in Australia.

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