Realizing that the low representation of women in science and engineering is a major hindrance to global capacity building in science and technology, the IAC formed an Advisory Panel on Women for science with the mandate to review previous studies, provide examples of effective projects already implemented, and issue a set of actionable recommendations addressed particularly to the world’s science and engineering academies.
The recommendations and action items developed through the work of this Panel are presented in this report and are grouped around three themes:
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The single most important action an academy can take is to immediately put gender issues on its agenda. The president and council are thus asked to commit to the practice of inclusiveness at all levels of their organization and in all academy actions. Responsibility for gender issues may be assigned to a dedicated academy member (in small academies) but preferably to a standing diversity committee composed of women and men academy members. This committee, which helps formulate plans to remedy imbalances in gender representation within the organization, must report directly to the academy president and council.