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 first element of good management practice, simply because it affects all others, is commitment by those in the top echelons. In an academy, it is the president and council that must commit to including qualified women scientists throughout their organization, to appointing women to decision-making committees, and to introducing gender-equality principles into the academy’s offices, programmes, and research institutes. In that spirit, the Advisory Panel recommends that the president and council of each academy sign a public commitment statement, a sample of which is shown in Box