Gender Summit

The Gender Summit (GS) is not a conference but a platform for dialogue and action to improve the quality of research and the relevance of science to society, wherever biological and socio-cultural differences between females and males influence outcomes. Scientists, gender scholars, policy makers and other stakeholders are deeply involved in the process, examining new evidence and establishing consensus wherever improvements are needed. To help support and steer this critical process globally, the Elsevier Foundation has partnered with Portia Ltd on the development of the Gender Summits. Since the GS was first established in 2011, 5 regional platforms are now active in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America. The dialogue has grown to include not only research but also the Sustainable Development Goals and inclusive innovation.

The aim of the Gender Summits is to raise awareness and promote the scientific understanding of how attention to sex/gender issues in knowledge production, application and communication can improve implementation and outcomes of research as well as policies for socio-economic development and environmental sustainability.

The Elsevier Foundation grant focuses on the high level, future policy development of the Gender Summit. In addition, Elsevier has provided a substantial number of speakers  at all of the Summits since 2011 as well as sponsorships averaging between $10,000-$15,000 per Summit.

Read about the partnership:

Progress in improving gender diversity in science

At the Gender Summit Europe, Elsevier’s CEO talks about how we are collaborating with the research community to improve gender ...
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Gender Summit 17 – Europe

Held throughout the world, the Gender Summit serves as a forum for researchers, scientific institutions, policymakers and other stakeholders to discuss gender ...
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How Gender Summits have shaped Elsevier’s role in the research community

Elsevier CEO Ron Mobed talks about the importance of gender diversity in science Diversity in research leads to better science. Better ...
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Asia-Pacific Gender Summit aims to boost innovation in research through diversity

Tokyo event brought together 600 people from industry, academia and government to advance gender equality in science and society ©Portia ...
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GS Africa 2015

Gender Summit (#GS4EU) will explore Europe’s new plan for gender equity in science

Gender is now a criterion for grant funding in the new EU Framework Programme: Horizon 2020 Society today faces many ...
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Gender Summit to focus on how gender affects scientific research

During the last 10 years, the number of female PhD graduates in Europe has been growing at twice the rate ...
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Report: What science is missing when women are missing

A new report features examples of novel approaches to supporting women’s career progression, especially in the early stages.  Titled From Ideas ...
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