IAP for Research
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Women for Science
Authoring Institution
Release Date
June 1, 2006

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  • Sample statement of commitment for academies

    The president and council of the academy commit to full inclusion of women in science and technology. The academy will:

    •  Adopt good management practice —tools for inclusiveness—in its institutions and advocate such practice across the S&T community.
    • Establish a committee that addresses gender issues and ensures follow-up.
    • Promote women members to decision-making levels and include them in panels and committees.
    • Increase the number of women scientists in the nomination pool for membership, prizes, and awards.
    • Give visibility to women scientists and represent women in the academy’s portrayal of science.
    • Pay attention to gender implications of research sponsored or evaluated by the academy.
    • Ensure that the criteria for evaluation of research institutes include organizational culture
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