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28 June 2013
Gender Summit

Established in 2011, the Gender Summit has become one of the foremost annual forum for engaging top-level researchers, policy makers, science and innovation leaders, and other actors and stakeholders in STEM, to address gender issues in research and innovation where they impact on efficacy, quality and success of these sectors.

The aim of the 3rd Gender Summit, which is focused on North America, is to interconnect all relevant stakeholders in a Call to Action to achieve positive change towards greater diversity in the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) workforce and leadership, and greater inclusion of sex and gender considerations (the “gender dimension”) in research content and process.

Join the Summit to: hear the latest research evidence from global experts; network with a wide range of stakeholders from  across the world; learn from best practice examples of how to positively promote gender equity and gender considerations in STEM; and have your say on future changes in the field. 
Program at a glanceWednesday November 13, 2013, 8am – 7:30pm :

  • Plenary Panel: Develop a collective commitment to strengthen human capital development, research and innovation through diversity
  • Plenary Panel: Develop joint policies and criteria for gender-responsive research and innovation
  • Plenary Panel: Demonstrate evidence of how incorporating sex and gender consideration into STEM research and innovation informs policy
  • Networking event

Thursday November 14, 2013, 9am – 6:15pm
•             Plenary Panel: Harnessing Gender Dimensions to Address Global Scientific and Societal Challenges
•             Parallel Sessions: Stream 1 – Diversity in participation
•             Plenary  Session: Gender roadmap for research and innovation systems. Addressing the needs of different stakeholders

Friday November 15, 2013, 9am – 1:10pm
•            Parallel Sessions: Stream 2 – The Gender Dimension in the Research Continuum (Basic -> Applied -> Innovation -> Markets)
•            Parallel Sessions: Best Practice Training Workshops
•            Networking Lunch


European Gender Summit 2014 will be held in Brussels in May 2014. Find out more at www.gender-summit.com 

Henrietta Dale
Operations Manager
Portia Ltd effective strategies for gender equality in science

tel: (UK) +44 207 367 5348
mob: (UK) +44 7737 095 365

Website launched: Gender Summit 3 – North America www.gender-summit.com


Updated by Lina Andersson, 28/06/2013
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