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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It is important that each of the world’s science and engineering academies develop strategies for implementing the recommendations of this report. These strategies must necessarily be customized, as each academy performs a different set of functions as a result of its own and its country’s history.
Thus the Advisory Panel presents below a summary of the report’s recommendations grouped according to the most prominent of those functions. Each academy can then select action points that fit its particular profile