Diversity and Inclusion

Equality and Diversity at Henley

Henley Business School is fully committed to fair and equal treatment of all its employees and students, and to making Henley a welcoming and inclusive environment. The School’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion is Dr Claire Collins.Claire chairs the School’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which meets on a termly basis to discuss the implementation of diversity-related policies and initiatives.

The objectives of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee are to:

  • Set a strategy for achieving greater diversity and inclusion at Henley Business School through the protected characteristics of the Equalities Act 2010 and other are
  • Implement and communicate these actions effectively to build awareness for both staff and students
  • Identify channels for support
  • Harness ideas for activities/improvements to be heard and acted upon
  • Work towards accreditation in relevant areas, such as Athena SWAN for gender equality

Henley Equality and Diversity News

We are applying for an Athena SWAN Bronze charter mark for gender equality in higher education, to be submitted in 2019.

Henley was recently ranked amongst the top five business schools in the country for including diversity content in its core undergraduate curriculum: read more about the research here.

A former student’s view of LGBT+ in business: The direction of diversity and my hopes for the future of LGBT+ in business


Recent: The Changing Role of Women in Business is an annual event, held at the Business School, where professional women share their insights on life as a female leader in business. Now in its third year, the most recent event was held on the 7thNovember 2018 at the ICMA Centre. Read a report on the event here.

Upcoming: Embedding diversity and inclusion into the way we work, 31stJanuary, Henley Business School, Whiteknights. This event includes a series of talks for those who wish to learn more about institutional initiatives around diversity and inclusion, and a photography exhibition celebrating the diversity of the business school.

Research by Henley staff and students


  • Women in Leadership: A forum which speaks to Henley’s external audience on key gender diversity matters through a series of events centred on current issues and trends.
  • For the past six years, the Business School, in partnership with the FT and the 30% Club,has awarded a Women in Leadership Scholarship, which offers full funding for the Executive MBA. The Scholarship is designed to offer practical support for the development of strong female talent: see here for details of the next competition.
  • A number of Henley staff are featured in the Faces of Readingproject, which aims to showcase the range and diversity of University of Reading staff.
  • The 1752 Group, aimed at ending sexual misconduct in higher education.


Contact Us

You can contact us about Diversity & Inclusion by email at diversityandinclusion@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 118 378 6597.

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