Meet the Professors captures a moment in time. It marks our progress towards greater diversity at King’s College London.
These pages represent a sample of the female professors at King’s. We acknowledge that there is more work to be done, since, although women comprise some 50 per cent of our academic workforce, only 26 per cent of our professors are female and, of these, only six per cent are from Black & Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
We are grateful to our colleagues who have stepped forward to provide us with insightful commentary on the challenges and achievements they have faced in their careers and personal life.
Meet the professors frieze in the King's Building, Strand Campus
The frieze and website are intended to inspire future generations on their career trajectory in academia. You can help raise the profile of these friezes by inviting colleagues and students to visit and comment on them.
The photographic display can be seen at the locations below:
Outside the Edmund J Safra Lecture Theatre,
Ground Floor corridor, King’s Building.
Ground Floor corridor,
New Hunts House.
Meet the professors frieze in New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus
The event was also an opportunity to celebrate the successes of our recent gender equality award winners, announced in the Gender Ambitions Bulletin.
At the event launch, Professor Evelyn Welch, Provost / Senior Vice President (Arts & Sciences), thanked everyone involved for their continued efforts and said: “I'm so delighted that we have been able to put up this inspiring image of these remarkable women. There is space below for another 100 female professors!”
Professor Evelyn Welch, Provost / Senior Vice President (Arts & Sciences)
Chris Mottershead, Senior Vice President (Quality, Strategy & Innovation), spoke about the fit between our Gender Ambitions programme and our wider work to promote equality of opportunity for all staff and students.
Baroness Sally Morgan, a King’s Council Member, called for more women to step up to leadership positions, cautioning that waiting to feel ‘ready’ is often an elusive and illusionary end point. Then and only then, will we be able to run our institution in a way that meets the needs of all our staff and students and have the role models necessary to inspire all our future leaders.
Baroness Sally Morgan, Lay member of the College Council
Prepared as part of King's Gender Ambitions programme.