Gender Summit 11 - North America
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Gender Summit 11

11/6/2017 to 11/8/2017
When: Monday, November 6, 2017
Where: Montreal, Canada
United States
Presenter: Janet Bandows Koster, AWIS Executive Director & CEO

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AWIS Executive Director & CEO will be speaking at the Gender Summit 11, "Embracing Pluralism and Thriving Through Diversity - Shaping Science and Innovation."

Establishing a Framework to Address Gender Equality in Organizations
There is strong evidence that gender diversity in research leads to higher-impact research, fosters greater innovation, and results in enhanced business performance. It is thus important that gender disparity be addressed across sectors, by academic and corporate organizations, nonprofit and for-profit alike. The experts on this panel will offer insight into how organizations can position themselves as stewards of research to promote fairness and equity in scholarly recognition. With a focus on the practical, they will share how data can be used to assess gender gaps at the institutional and disciplinary level and to inform policies and implementation plans across all types of organizations.

Moderator: Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, Vice-President for Strategic Alliance, Global Academic Relations, Elsevier
    • Catherine Beaudry, Professor, Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal (Canada)
    • Janet Bandows Koster, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Association for Women in Science (United States)
    • Ylann Schemm, Program Director, Elsevier Foundation (Netherlands)
    • Sharon Straus, Professor of Medicine, and Director, Knowledge Translation Program, University of Toronto (Canada)

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