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Roslin shortlisted for women in STEM awards

The Roslin Institute has been shortlisted for several awards in recognition of its contribution to the representation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Campaign has shortlisted The Roslin Institute for its Employer Award. The award recognises employers who can demonstrate an increase in the retention and progression of women in STEM roles as a result of actions they have taken to enable women to achieve their potential.

Professor Jean Manson, Head of the Institute’s Neurobiology Division, is also shortlisted for the WISE Lifetime Achievement Award. This award celebrates the achievements of a woman who has had a truly outstanding career in STEM and has inspired and supported other women to follow in her footsteps.

The recognition follows Roslin’s recent success in achieving an Athena SWAN Silver Award for the support it provides to women in STEM and improving equality across the workplace.

Last month the Institute was named as one of the employers shortlisted in the Family Support category of Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards. The award acknowledges organisations with policies and practices that aim to make it easier for employees to balance work and family life.

The Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 4 November. The WISE Award winners will be announced on the evening of Thursday 13 November.