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Sexism: Conferences should seek a balance

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Conference committees and symposia chairs should follow Nature’s lead and be more open and proactive about gender balance (Nature491, 495; 2012).Publishing an online declaration of gender-balance policy would help. Data from each of the past, say, three meetings could also be posted online to indicate the percentage of women who were registrants, invited plenary and keynote speakers, session speakers, programme committee members, or session chairs. If there is a significant gap between the percentage of women attending the conference and the overall percentage of women speakers or committee members, then a policy overhaul may be called for.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Published In


Citation


  • Martin, J. L. (2013). Sexism: Conferences should seek a balance. Nature, 493 (7432), 305.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84872591837

Start Page


  • 305

Volume


  • 493

Issue


  • 7432

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Conference committees and symposia chairs should follow Nature’s lead and be more open and proactive about gender balance (Nature491, 495; 2012).Publishing an online declaration of gender-balance policy would help. Data from each of the past, say, three meetings could also be posted online to indicate the percentage of women who were registrants, invited plenary and keynote speakers, session speakers, programme committee members, or session chairs. If there is a significant gap between the percentage of women attending the conference and the overall percentage of women speakers or committee members, then a policy overhaul may be called for.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Published In


Citation


  • Martin, J. L. (2013). Sexism: Conferences should seek a balance. Nature, 493 (7432), 305.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84872591837

Start Page


  • 305

Volume


  • 493

Issue


  • 7432

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom