Gender Summit 17 – Europe

Published: Monday 7th October 2019

Elsevier’s CEO Kumsal Bayazit and Elizabeth Pollitzer, PhD, at the Gender Summit Europe in Amsterdam. (Photo © Ben Pollitzer)


Held throughout the world, the Gender Summit serves as a forum for researchers, scientific institutions, policymakers and other stakeholders to discuss gender impact on scientific research and innovation. Founded by Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director of Portia, a British nonprofit gender in science organization, the summit aims to “make gender equality in science and research the norm” and promote the inclusion of the gender dimension in STEM research.

Elsevier first became involved in 2011 through the work of the Elsevier Foundation with a grant to Dr Pollitzer, which sought to help early-career women scientists successfully navigate the complex landscape of a research career. Since then, to help support and steer this critical process globally, both Elsevier and the Foundation have partnered with Dr. Pollitzer on the Gender Summits in different capacities. This partnership has provided an excellent environment to absorb best practices on gender in research while showcasing Elsevier’s initiatives such as the gender report and helping us work with the research community worldwide. We present below a collection of tweets where we shared our experience at #GenderSummit17  held in Amsterdam on the 4th and 5th of October.