The Academy Council has taken the Panel Pledge, agreeing to only participate in events where efforts have been taken to ensure women have meaningful representation.
Through this pledge each Council member has committed to actively encourage women’s voices and visibility and is persevering to achieve change towards gender equity. Change is a collaborative effort and Council encourages all those in STEM to consider how taking the Panel Pledge may have a positive influence on diversity and inclusion across their own network.
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I believe in gender equity and diversity as an ethical principle.
I pledge to ensure that all forums in which I have operational input, take gender diversity into account and strive towards equity of voice.
I pledge that when invited to speak at an event, I will inquire about the composition of the panelists/speakers, and how the organisers are working towards achieving gender diversity.
I will highlight and promote relevant gender diverse leaders in my field
I will state my commitment to this pledge at forums at which I speak.
I will reserve the right to withdraw should gender diversity not be appropriately considered.
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