STEM Women goes global

April 07, 2022

The Academy’s STEM Women initiative is now extending its reach across the globe. With the support of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS), the current STEM Women platform will be expanded to include profiles of women scientists from any country in the world.

Building on regional impact

Building on the impact of the existing platforms, this project will facilitate women working in STEM professions across the world to be offered exciting opportunities to progress their careers and personal capabilities.

The project highlights the Academy’s ongoing commitment to promoting gender equity in STEM by showcasing the breadth of scientific talent across the world, so that women researchers and professionals working in STEM across all countries can be easily discovered and offered career-advancing opportunities.

Inclusive by design

As well as expanding the platform for global reach, the project will explore tools and mechanisms to support scientists in exile and will introduce multilingual options for equity of access across locations and cultures.

The platform is expected to launch in November 2022, and expressions of interest to be featured on the platform will open in June.

For more information or to express interest in the project, email: diversity@science.org.au

About the project partners

InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)

Under the umbrella of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), more than 140 national, regional and global member academies work together to support the vital role of science in seeking evidence-based solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. In particular, IAP harnesses the expertise of the world’s scientific, medical and engineering leaders to advance sound policies, improve public health, promote excellence in science education, and achieve other critical development goals. IAP’s four regional networks—AASSA, EASAC, IANAS, and NASAC—are responsible for managing and implementing many IAP-funded projects and help make IAP’s work relevant around the world.

Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS)

IANAS is a regional network of Academies of Sciences created to support cooperation towards the strengthening of science and technology as a tool for advancing research and development, prosperity and equity in the Americas.

Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)

NASAC is a consortium of merit-based science academies in Africa and aspires to make the “voice of science” heard by policy and decision makers within Africa and worldwide. NASAC is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of existing national science academies and champions in the cause for creation of new academies where none exist.

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