Women in Science

By convening the brightest, most enthusiastic minds, both men and women, for a series of meetings over the course of three years, NYSCF was able to move beyond simply reflecting on the problems and issues facing women in these fields and outline a course of action to help bring about change. The IWISE Working Group articulated its plan in a paper entitled, “Seven Actionable Strategies for Advancing Women in Science, Medicine, and Engineering”, which was published in Cell Stem Cell in March of 2015. Subsequently, NYSCF has worked to incorporate the strategies into its own programs and encourage others to do the same, most notably, the Institutional Report Card for Gender Equality. After 4 years of surveying over 500 institutions in 38 countries, an analysis of data collected from the Report Card appears in the 2019 Cell Stem Cell paper “Institutional Report Cards for Gender Equality: Lessons Learned from Benchmarking Efforts for Women in STEM.”

References:

1. Seven actionable strategies for advancing women in science, engineering, and medicine.
Smith KA, Arlotta P, Watt FM; Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering Working Group, Solomon SL. Cell Stem Cell. 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2015.02.012

2. Institutional Report Cards for Gender Equality: Lessons Learned from Benchmarking Efforts for Women in STEM
Whitney H. Beeler, Kristin A. Smith-Doody, Richard Ha, Raeka S. Aiyar, Elizabeth Schwarzbach, Susan L. Solomon, Reshma Jagsi. Cell Stem Cell. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stem.2019.08.010