IAP for Research
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Women for Science
Authoring Institution
Release Date
June 1, 2006

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  • Put gender issues on the agenda

    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.

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