Presentation on theme: "Baseline Data: Are we making progress?? Jennifer Dyer IOP Diversity Programme Leader Presentation to SPIDER network, 29 June 2010"— Presentation transcript:
Baseline Data: Are we making progress?? Jennifer Dyer IOP Diversity Programme Leader Presentation to SPIDER network, 29 June 2010 Jennifer.Dyer@iop.org, www.iop.org
Diversity Structure Diversity Committee Chaired by Professor Christine Davies, University of Glasgow Has Directors, members and external experts Advises Council and the Institute on strategies to widen access to physics and the Institute Diversity Forum Chaired by Chief Executive, Bob Kirby-Harris Has representatives from each Directorate and NROs Discusses internal diversity issues Diversity Team Professor Peter Main, Director, Education & Science Jenni Dyer, Diversity Programme Leader Frances Ling, Diversity Programme Co-ordinator
Diversity Audit (2008) Positive comments about diversity at the Institute High degree of commitment to member diversity across directorates Creation of a diversity infrastructure and budget Commitment to UKRC CEO Charter Recommendations about further embedding diversity across the Institute Embedding diversity into Committee/Board terms of reference Diversity profiling of members Training staff and Council members
IOP Governance There are 16 Boards and Committees (including Council) All IOP Boards and Committees have female representation 6/16 (37.5%) have female chairs and Council has a female chair 207 board/committee positions; 58 (28%) filled by women There are 13 Branches (nations and regions) All branch committees have female representation 3/13 (23%) branches have female chairs 188 branch committee positions, 61 (32%) filled by women Average age of branch committee members is 45; 22% of committee members are <35
IOP Groups, Prizes, etc Awards 2009 20 Awards made 15 to men, 5 (25%) to women Groups 52 Groups in total 78/482 (16%) committee members are female 17/51 (33%) do not have any female committee members 5/51 (9.8%) have a female chair Lowest % of females in a group is 5.5% and highest is 98.2% 10 Groups have lower than 10% females and 12% higher than 20% female members
What now for IOP and Diversity? Monitoring diversity in membership Monitoring of membership on all strands? Building profile of membership over time Until you know where the gaps are, you can’t fill them !