The Gender Balance Advisor will establish and coordinate monitoring of gender equality in participation of the COST Action, and in coordination with ESR Advisor, will establish a mentoring programme.
We aim to redress the imbalance in gender in this action by ensuring equality of opportunity for participation, mobility and training. In particular we will:
- Elaborate and disseminate a set of principles that define a woman-friendly environment
- Monitor gender-related participation and gather data from COST members’ institutions
- Develop a code of best practice to be disseminated to members’ institutions
- Ensure family-friendly practices apply to activities within the COST action.
The March 2016 issue of the webzine EuroScientist has a special issue on Gender Balance with several interesting articles.
The UK Royal Society have made a youtube video with some advice about counteracting unconscious bias
We all have some unconscious bias. Test yourself with this well-established test from Harvard.
Gender equality in STEM subjects was discussed at the European Science Open Forum (ESOF) Conference in Toulouse during a panel session organized by the COST Association and the COST Action MP1403.
Below are some pdfs on various articles in the scientific press on the topic of gender equality.