At a Women for Science (WfS) meeting in 2016 in Venezuela, the WfS decided that an update of our membership census, originally undertaken in 2013 was required. In fact, we decided that an update should be done every three years. Accordingly, a very short five question instrument was developed and discussed at length at our meeting in Irvine in 2017. The final questionnaire was sent by the IANAS office to the Academies in May 2017. Despite the very few number of questions, responses were slow in coming back even with repeated requests to the Academies to do so. Consequently, Frances Henry did not receive all the completed forms until December 2017. The data on which this brief report is based therefore, does not represent the numerical status of the Academies membership today as it does not include any additions/changes made during the past year of 2017.
This publication was supported by IAP.