Diversity & Inclusion resources

The following diversity resources have been produced with input from member organisations’ representatives and external experts.

Guidance on diversity leadership and champions

It is widely accepted that strong leadership is necessary to create an inclusive culture that values diversity as such the Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion calls for the appointment of a board-level Champion. This guidance document suggests roles that the Champion might take on and discusses the leadership required at different levels within the organisation.

Royal Society of Chemistry: Breaking Barriers

In early 2018, the RSC Diversity Landscape of the Chemical Sciences report showed a lack of progress in developing and retaining women in leadership positions in the chemical sciences. Therefore, the RSC designed the Breaking Barriers study to look into the reasons why the retention and progression of women is low, with three overall objectives:

  • To improve understanding of the barriers to retention and progression of women in academic roles
  • To identify actionable solutions to enable women to meet their full potential in these roles
  • To begin to investigate issues of retention and progression of women outside academia

Read the Breaking Barriers report here.


WISE aim to enable and energise people who increase the participation, contribution and success of women in the UK’s scientific, technology and engineering (STEM) workforce.

Find out more about what they do here.


The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service works with employers and employees to improve workplace relationships.

Find advice on dealing with discrimination, bullying and harassment at work and more here.