At the Guardian, University College London's Jenny Rohn writes that she was at first skeptical of the check-box approach taken by the UK's Equality Charity Unit for its Athena SWAN charter. The charity aims to improve gender equality in academia and bestows awards — Bronze, Silver, or Gold — to universities and their departments that have deeply analyzed their gender composition.

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