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At the Gender Summit Europe, Elsevier’s CEO talks about how we are collaborating with the research community to improve gender balance in science. Since joining Elsevier, I’ve learned a lot about the important work being done by the Gender Summit in communities […]

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  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 […]

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Elsevier CEO Ron Mobed talks about the importance of gender diversity in science Diversity in research leads to better science. Better science leads to a society that is more informed and better equipped to make good decisions. That is the enormous […]

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Tokyo event brought together 600 people from industry, academia and government to advance gender equality in science and society ©Portia Ltd Despite strides being made globally to achieve gender balance in research – as evidenced in the report published by […]

GS Africa 2015
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Gender is now a criterion for grant funding in the new EU Framework Programme: Horizon 2020 Society today faces many challenges that require imaginative and sustainable solutions, so it is timely to bring women to the heart of research and […]

Gender Summit Ylann Schemm Interview
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In June, Ylann Schemm, head of Elsevier’s Corporate Responsibility program, attended the Gender Summit 4 – Europe 2014, From Ideas to Markets: Excellence in mainstreaming gender into research, innovation, and policy. Ylann’s interview can be seen here: Gender Summit Speaker Interview – Ylann Schemm. […]

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During the last 10 years, the number of female PhD graduates in Europe has been growing at twice the rate of that of men, with 49% of PhD degrees being now awarded to women. In the US it is 50%. […]

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A new report features examples of novel approaches to supporting women’s career progression, especially in the early stages.  Titled From Ideas to Markets: the Gender Factor, it shows how gender can make research more meaningful and open up new markets for scientific […]