Generating evidence to accelerate change
Paths to the top (women's experiences)
A research survey aiming to capture the career experiences of 1,000 women working in UK Higher EducationSubmit your response
This research focuses on the experiences of women in reaching senior positions. Data on reasons why women are not equally represented in senior roles is not up to date, nor based on volume, yet we know many women who would like to be heard. If we want to see women at the top, we need to understand what is putting off some women wanting to pursue the most senior roles. Please complete the survey and ask all of your colleagues to do it too!
Paths to the top (recruiters experiences)
A research survey aiming to capture the opinions of recruiters who are assisting with senior appointments in UK Higher EducationSubmit your response
This research focuses on the experiences of women in reaching senior positions. Data on reasons why women are not equally represented in senior roles has not been captured from recruiters, yet we know they play a vital role in appointments that are made. If we want to see women at the top, we need to understand what is happening during recruitment. Recruiters, please complete the survey and ask all of your colleagues to do it too!
WHEN research principals
Seek to understand the experiences and barriers women* face as they progress through their careers in HE.
Use our learning to inform the design and delivery of our interventions.
Share our learning through our networks to inform and bolster positive action
Measure the impact of our interventions and make sure they are working.
Seek to be a catalyst for research opportunities arising from our activity.
Sharing the Caring
Our survey garnered over 1,000 responses, taking a snapshot of gender equality in the home during lockdown.Download the full report
This research focused on cohabiting, dual career parents, at least one of which was in professional services in Higher Education. Data on ways in which unpaid labour is split between partners is scarcely available, yet this influences career progression significantly. Professional services staff were largely ignored in sector studies at the start of the pandemic, yet represent a significant proportion of the workforce.