Snow Medical is committed to gender equality, diversity and inclusion. Our aim is to foster an environment where everyone is treated fairly, regardless of gender, gender identity, disability, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status, age, or nationality.
Snow Medical recognises that equality, diversity and inclusion are critical to success and we want to challenge and change the current culture and systems of the organisations we fund to ensure gender equality, diversity and inclusion is a reality, creating an environment which allows everyone to feel supported and empowered to achieve their full potential.
Snow Medical is committed to ensuring the organisations we fund are strongly aligned and contribute actively and visibly to our values. We will continue to embed our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion not only through our application and assessment processes but through ongoing advocacy to ensure everyone has the same rights and opportunities across the sector.
As a significant funder to the biomedical research sector, we only want to work with organisations that are strongly committed to achieving results in gender equality. This new Equality Benchmark is a tool to determine which organisations are achieving results and which need to improve, specifically regarding the representation of women.
Building on Snow Medical’s existing gender equity application and assessment processes and policies, the Equality Benchmark is intended to guide change and produce positive and lasting results in gender equity in the higher education biomedical research workforce. We want to recognise and reward excellence in gender equality, and through the Equality Benchmark, we will work with organisations on an individual basis to identify challenges and highlight areas where they are succeeding. The Equality Benchmark can also be used to encourage organisations to share successful initiatives with their peers to achieve better outcomes in gender equality in the sector overall. The Equality Benchmark allows us to make informed decisions on where Snow Medical invests its funds and which organisations we partner with.