Policy Action Letters
Policies that Influence Gender Balance in STEM
On March 24th, 2015, the MetroNY Chapter of AWIS hosted an panel discussion and survey data presentation at the New York Academy of Sciences. Visit here for the e-briefing and media from the event.
Achieving gender equality in science will require devising and implementing strategies to overcome the political, administrative, financial, and cultural challenges that exist in the current environment.The New York Stem Cell Foundation launched the Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering (IWISE) to bring together the brightest, most enthusiastic minds in the field, who will go beyond simply reflecting on these problems and issues by outlining a course of action to help bring about the changes needed to correct this imbalance. In this forum, they proposed an initial shortlist of recommendations to promote gender equality in science and stimulate future efforts to level the field.
In this March 2015 Fortune article, Janet Bandows Koster, CEO of the Association for Women in Science, talks about AWIS's push to help women in STEM industries get on equal ground with the guys—and why, even after 45 years, that’s still so difficult.
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Collecting Policy Data from Scientists
Eric Sweet, Postdoctoral Fellow at Mount Sinai and Representative of the New York Citywide Postdoc Council presented data at our Policies that Influence Gender Balance in STEM event, hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences, March 2015.