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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

London School of Economics and Political Science

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Lionel Robbins Building

10 Portugal Street






Chair, EDI Taskforce

Professor Carola Frege



Executive Officer, EDI Taskforce

Joy Whyte


020 7955 7096


Head of EDI Office

Carolyn Solomon-Pryce


020 7955 6621


EDI Manager

Isabella Chan


020 7955 7826


EDI Research Analyst

Dr Nicole Boyce


020 7955 7204 


Research and Communications Officer 

Dr Alex Free


020 7955 6762


Research Officer, Race in the Academy 

Dr Akile Ahmet 


020 7106 1229


Research and Communications Assistant  

Paroj Banerjee


020 7106 1229


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

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Highlights and events

Gender and ethnicity earnings gap at LSE

The EDI Taskforce commissioned a statistical analysis of the pay and promotion gap of women for academic staff and the pay gap of women and ethnic minorities for professional services staff in 2015. We are really thankful to Professor Oriana Bandiera from the Department of Economics, LSE, for her work and support in undertaking this important analysis. The report was announced by Professor Julia Black, LSE's Director, via a School-wide communication on 5 September 2016.

Progress report for 2015–16: EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Taskforce

With the first of its two years of operation coming to a close, LSE’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Taskforce has released its ‘Progress report on equity, diversity and inclusion matters at LSE (2015–16)’.

The report outlines the principal objectives of the taskforce and its key practical outcomes and initiatives, encompassing: gender diversity in relation to pay, hiring, promotion and workload; developing anti-bullying and anti-harassment reporting and resolution mechanisms; an EDI audit of professional services staff; the Race in the Academy research project; the Stonewall Workplace Equality submission and support of the School’s Athena SWAN application; fostering a more inclusive School culture; institutionalising EDI around LSE; and improving EDI-related communications.

The EDI team would like to thank the members of its steering committee and working groups for their valuable contributions to the work of the Taskforce in its first year. The team would also like to express its appreciation to the many individuals around the School who have provided feedback, ideas and suggestions on EDI-related activities and projects.

EDI and Organisational Learning Autumn Training Courses

From September 2016 to January 2017, at the LSE, the Cultural Ability Development Engagement & Talent (CADET) programme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees will be run by Imperial College London. Please contact Joy Whyte for more information and to be added to the programme mailing list. 

New LSE partnership with UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

LSE’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security has announced a formal partnership with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dr Dubravka Šimonovic, to help support delivery of her mandate.

International Inequalities Institute: Assistant Professorial Research Fellow (NRSC Level 1)

The International Inequalities Institute at the LSE is seeking to recruit an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow who would work in a multi-disciplinary environment that raises key questions on different dimensions of inequality. The two-year fellowship would be drawing on the applicant’s expertise that specifically focuses on ethnicity, race and equity. The Inequalities Institute is looking for proposals concerned with contexts in the global South or North, with an explanation of the wider insights that these will generate.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 October 2016 (23.59 UK time). Interviews are likely to be held in w/c 5 December 2016.

For further information about the position, please refer to the job advert

Women in Politics: change and continuity

On Wednesday 26 October 2016, between 6.30-8pm, at the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, join the LSE Library and Gender Institute public discussion to hear from eminent speaks on women in politics. Professor Mary Evans will chair the event and the list of speakers includes Professor Sarah Childs, Professor Emma Crewe, Dr Mona Morgan-Collins and Sam Smethers. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required.

DisabledGo launch event

On Wednesday 2 November 2016, from 10am to 5pm, at LSE LIFE, EDI will be hosting a launch event with DisabledGo. This is following September's publication of online access guides to all the School's buildings, and route maps around campus. Please contact Joy Whyte for further information about the day. 

Women and the Workplace: Separating Myths from Reality

On Friday 4 November 2016, between 8 to 10 am, at Bloomberg, join a discussion where Dr Shani Orgad (LSE) and Allyson Zimmermann (Catalyst Europe) will deliberate on and debunk some of the common myths associated with women in the workplace. For more information please contact Jessica Dolmer at europeevents@catalyst.org or refer to the website for registration. 

LSE Gender Institute: Assistant Professor in Gender and Security

The Gender Institute at LSE is accepting applications for the post of Assistant Professor in Gender and Security with expertise and research interests in the inter-related fields of gender and security and a focus on one or more of the following: theorising policy and practice relating to the women, peace and security agenda; gender and peace making and peace building, conflict resolution and securitisation; human rights and humanitarian law, transitional justice; political economy approaches to violence; sexuality, embodiment and war; critical military studies; the humanitarian and aid industry or other related fields. The candidate is expected to teach on and convene it’s MSc programme in Women, Peace and Securty as well as contribute to the institute’s core research.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 October 2016 (23.59 UK time). 

For further information about the position, please refer to the job advert




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