Athena Forum

The Athena Forum was established in 2007/8 and is an independent committee supported by the Royal Society to help inform the wider debate on diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

The Forum is comprised of representatives from the Academy of Medical Sciences, BCS, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Physics, London Mathematical Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society and the Royal Society of Biology. The forum encourages discussion and dissemination of examples of good practice in addressing the under-representation of women in academic STEMM and the facilitation of exchanges between organisations and stakeholders with an interest in academic STEMM for the development, dissemination and implementation of good practice in STEMM employment in higher education and research. 

The forum also provides an expert voice on issues of women in STEMM in higher education and research when appropriate and disseminates events, reports and other activities that advance the understanding of the role women in academic STEMM.

For more information about the Forum, visit the website www.athenaforum.org.uk