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 recommendations and action items presented in this report are grouped around three themes:
The Advisory Panel advocates that all academies adopt ‘good management practice’ throughout their organizations and in all their actions, and encourages this practice as well in other scientific institutions and organizations around the world. Essential features of good management practice are commitment by the top tiers of the organization, creation of an open and transparent management structure, regular review of all policies and procedures for their gender implications, leadership training and mentoring, and routine monitoring of progress.