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Increasing Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Scientific Committees and Related Activities at STScI

By SpaceRef Editor
July 14, 2019
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Gisella De Rosa, Cristina Oliveira, Camilla Pacifici, Alessandra Aloisi, Katey Alatalo, Trisha Ashley, Tracy Beck, Martha Boyer, Annalisa Calamida, Joleen Carlberg, Carol Christian, Christine Chen, Susana Deustua, Karoline Gilbert, Lea Hagen, Alaina Henry, Svea Hernandez, Bethan James, Susan Kassin, Stephanie La Massa, Margaret Meixner, Ivelina Momcheva, Amaya Moro-Martin, Laura Prichard, Swara Ravindranath, Julia Roman-Duval, Elena Sabbi, Elena Sacchi, Hannah Wakeford, Tea Temim

(Submitted on 10 Jul 2019)

We present a new initiative by the Women in Astronomy Forum at Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) to increase gender diversity and inclusion in STScI’s scientific committees and the activities they generate. This initiative offers new and uniform guidelines on binary gender representation goals for each committee and recommendations on how to achieve them in a homogeneous way, as well as metrics and tools to track progress towards defined goals. While the new guidelines presented in the paper focus on binary gender representation, they can be adapted and implemented to support all minority groups. By creating diverse committees and making them aware of, and trained on implicit bias, we expect to create a diverse outcome in the activities they generate, which, in turn, will advance science further and faster.

Comments: 9 pages, 2 figures, Atro2020 state of profession white paper

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Cite as: arXiv:1907.04880 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1907.04880v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Gisella De Rosa  

[v1] Wed, 10 Jul 2019 18:30:10 UTC (322 KB)

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