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10 Dec 2018
We are delighted to inform our colleagues and partners that GIS has completed the report Pathways to Success: Bringing a Gender Lens to the Scientific Leadership of Global Challenges, which explores the issue of women’s leadership in science. Through interviews with women and men who...
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30 Aug 2016
In an encouraging move for gender-inclusive science policy, South African Minister of Science & Technology Naledi Pandor announced September 2 that the...
Research
30 Aug 2016
National science academies are known for being organizations of excellence; in most academies, only the most accomplished scientists are elected to membership, in a peer-based nomination and evaluation procedure that guarantees new members are broadly respected and regarded as exceptional in their fields. Yet recently, many have begun to question whether science academies' membership structures ...
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30 Aug 2016
A recently released report by Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY) found little movement toward gender diversity in the power and utilities sector, despite strong evidence that more diverse companies reap a financial reward. The 2015 Women in Power and Utilities Index is the second published by the company; the first was published in 2014. The index looks at the number of women in leadership...
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30 Aug 2016
Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, an organic chemist specializing in the study of medicinal plants, was confirmed as the next president of Mauritius on 4 June. When she takes the presidency, she will leave her current position as Managing Director of the Centre for Phytotherapy Research, a research laboratory that investigates the cosmetic, nutritional and therapeutic applications of plants. Dr. Gurib-...