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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Most academies employ staff—and in some cases manage sizeable in-house operations —that function in a culture largely dominated by men. The institutional climate needs to be transformed into one that expects both women and men employees to perform to their full potential for the benefit of the organization.