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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A primary responsibility for the diversity committee is the regular collection, analysis, and reporting of sex-disaggregated data. Such data are key elements in bringing gender issues to the fore and in measuring the success of programmes intended to improve the organization’s gender balance. The Advisory Panel recommends that the committee report yearly to the academy’s president, council, and membership, and that reports from the individual academies be aggregated and discussed at the IAP annual meeting. Within a few years time, the annual gender-issues reporting will become mainstream.