Category Archives: Gender

Jamie Chadwick set for substantial backing for journey to Formula 1

Jamie Chadwick says she hopes the “stars will align” after a securing substantial backing to reach Formula 1.

Chadwick signed for the Italian Prema team following support from Rodin Cars’ multi-millionaire boss David Dicker.

The 22-year-old will compete in regional Formula 3 from this August, with the aim of rising up to International F3 and F2 with Prema.

She said the opportunity was a “dream” and hopes to be in a position to compete in F1 “by 2023 or 2024”.

The British driver, who won the female-only W Series last year, tested a car developed by Rodin in New Zealand in March, leading Dicker to claim she was an “exceptional talent”.

Rodin are aiming to produce the world’s fastest track car and to make it commercially available, and partnered Chadwick as a driver who could help with on-track feedback. More

British Army officer becomes first woman to pass brutal Para course

A British Army officer has become the first woman to pass a gruelling Parachute Regiment entry test.

Capt Rosie Wild, 28, was described as a “trailblazer” after passing the P Company course – which many men fail.

Several women have attempted P Company, also known as the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (AAPPS), since they were first able to apply in the 1990s.

Physical challenges across the five days include a timed 20-mile endurance march and an aerial assault course. More

PDC Darts Championship: Fallon Sherrock beats Ted Evetts to make history

Fallon Sherrock became the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Championship by coming back from behind to stun Ted Evetts 3-2 in London.

The 25-year-old from Milton Keynes – only the fifth woman to play in the event – was cheered throughout a superb contest at Alexandra Palace.

Sherrock, the BDO Women’s World Championship runner-up in 2015, fell 2-1 behind but rallied to make history.

“I have proved that we can play the men and can beat them,” she said.

Sherrock ended the night in joyful tears after a thrilling victory over 22-year-old world number 77 Evetts, also from England. More

Booker Prize: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share award

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have been named the joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize after the judges broke their rules by declaring a tie.

Atwood’s The Testaments, the Canadian writer’s follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale, was recognised alongside Londoner Evaristo’s novel Girl, Woman, Other.

The pair will split the literary award’s £50,000 prize money equally.

The Booker rules say the prize must not be divided, but the judges insisted they “couldn’t separate” the two works.

Atwood, 79, is the oldest ever Booker winner, while Evaristo is the first black woman to win. More

BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year?

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.

This year 100 Women is asking: what would the future look like if it were driven by women?

From climate change activist Greta Thunberg, to trans woman Nisha Ayub who was put into a male prison aged 21, many on the list are driving change on behalf of women everywhere. They give us their vision of what life could look like in 2030.

Others, such as the “ghost” politician defying the mafia, and the footballer battling misogyny, are using their extraordinary personal experiences to blaze a path for those who follow. More

Transcontinental Race: Germany’s Fiona Kolbinger becomes first female winner of endurance race

Germany’s Fiona Kolbinger has beaten more than 200 men to become the first woman to win the Transcontinental Race, cycling more than 2,485 miles across Europe in just over 10 days.

The cancer researcher, 24, endured thunderstorms, scorching heat and icy rain in the solo race, which took her from Burgas, Bulgaria to Brest in north west France via five other countries.

After finishing in a time of 10 days, two hours and 48 minutes, Kolbinger says she could have “gone harder”, adding: “I could have slept less.”

Britain’s Ben Davies is poised to take second place, but he is yet to cross the finish line. He was still 124 miles (200km) away when Kolbinger finished on Tuesday morning. More

Stephanie Frappart: Female referee to take charge of Uefa Super Cup

Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a major men’s European match when she takes charge of the Uefa Super Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea on 14 August.

Frappart will lead a team that also includes two female assistant referees when the Champions League winners face the Europa League holders in Istanbul.

The 35-year-old Frenchwoman refereed July’s Women’s World Cup final in Lyon.

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said he was “delighted” by her appointment. More

HR Bulletin No 19.3 – Join our Staff Networks

Dear Colleagues

Would you like to have a say in how the University:

Promotes equality, diversity and inclusion

Celebrates the diversity of its staff and students

Shapes its recruitment approaches to support diversity

Develops its training offer to support staff to advance their careers

Develops and delivers teaching and learning to students from diverse backgrounds.

 

If yes, then how about joining one of our five Staff Networks: Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBT+, Disability, Faith and Women’s Network.

Regular Staff Network meetings are being held and focus on planning work that helps promote diversity and inclusion across the University. These networks have a direct communication channel to Senior Management through the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Interested?

If you are interested in being a part of any of these inspiring groups, please contact Naseer Ahmad in the EDI Team on: n.ahmad@greenwich.ac.uk.

For LGBT+ network contact Paul Nicholson-Lewis on: lgbt@gre.ac.uk

Best Regards

Gail Brindley

Director of Human Resources

Roy of the Rovers tackles women’s football in World Cup comic

Rocky of the Rovers

A Roy of the Rovers-inspired story will feature a female lead and women’s football for the first time.

Rocky of the Rovers: France 2019 will be written as a “live” comic starring Roy’s sister and will be published during the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer.

It will be released chapter by chapter as the Lionesses make their way through this year’s tournament.

The Roy of the Rovers football comic series was first published in 1954.

The National Literacy Trust, The FA, and Oxford-based publisher Rebellion have teamed up to launch the new story for free online. More

Join our Staff Networks

Dear Colleagues

Would you like to have a say in how the University:

  • Promotes equality, diversity and inclusion     
  • Celebrates the diversity of its staff and students
  • Shapes its recruitment approaches to support diversity
  • Develops its training offer to support staff to advance their careers
  • Develops and delivers teaching and learning to students from diverse backgrounds

If yes, then how about joining one of our Staff Networks. We are particularly keen for staff to join these Staff Networks: Disability, Faith and Women’s Network.

Regular Staff Network meetings will be held and will focus on planning work that helps promote diversity and inclusion across the University. These networks will have a direct communication channel to Senior Management through the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Interested?

If you are interested in being a part of any of these inspiring groups, please contact Naseer Ahmad in the EDI Team on: n.ahmad@greenwich.ac.uk.

Best Regards

Gail Brindley

Director of Human Resources