The Gender Summit is coming back to Europe, with the theme and the goal of “mainstreaming gender into research innovation and policy”. For two days, follow the hashtag #GS4EU to take part in the exchange of ideas. Participants will be discussing not only strategies to ensure greater gender balance in the fields of science, but also, from another angle, the need to consider sex and gender in your research.
On Monday, many great questions will be addressed, such as what the role of research funders should be in promoting gender issues in the world of science. We’ll learn about the Gendered Innovations project and why sex and gender analyses are crucial to research results. Curt Rice will chair a session all about science human capital, where it can be found and how to maximize the use that society can make of it.
A series of scientific talks Tuesday morning will present different ways that biology and the environment affect sex differences, and the impact this has on research, its data and policies. Tuesday afternoon will include the Knowledge Exchange Forum, a selection of workshops addressing fundamental issues like the challenges met when implementing gendered organizational change; spreading effective support for women scientists early in their career; and helping researchers prepare for Horizon 2020 and its gendered innovations requirements.