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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Academies across the world are requested to approve, and formally adopt, a statement of their commitment to the full inclusion of women in their organizations and throughout the S&T community. A sample for their consideration is given in Box 6.1.