The Report Card for Gender Equality

NYSCF created the Report Card in conjunction with its IWISE Working Group. It was also one of the 7 actionable strategies put forward by the group in the 2015 Cell Stem Cell paper “Seven Actionable Strategies for Advancing Women in Science, Medicine, and Engineering

NYSCF uses the Report Card to evaluate institutions’ commitment to promoting gender equality and to recognize those that exhibit exceptional gender equality practices. The goal of the Report Card is to encourage institutions to promote gender equality in science, medicine and engineering and to create programs to make it possible.

Recently, NYSCF incorporated the Report Card into its extramural grant awards processes. Applicants must have their department chairs complete the Report Card in order to be eligible to apply for funding from NYSCF.

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.” Read the press release here.

For FAQs on the report card, click here.

View the report card here.

Learn more about the 2019 study from:

Cell Press



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