APS, through the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) is committed to encouraging the recruitment, retention, and career development of women physicists at all levels.
Group researches and recommends ways to improve the recruitment, retention, and representation of women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities in science, engineering, and technology (SET), education and employment.
The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) is a standing committee of the National Research Council (NRC). Its mandate is to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine. Established in 1990 as CWSE, the committee expanded its scope in 2007 to include medicine.
International body undertaking a series of measures to promote women's participation in reasrch.
Provides training, e-strategies, publications and technical assistance nationally to the education system and employers to integrate women into technology and law enforcement centers.
The group’s mission is to survey the situation for women in physics in IUPAP member countries. To analyze and report the data collected along with suggestions on how to improve the situation. To suggest ways that women can become more involved in IUPAP, including the Liaison Committees, the Commissions, the Council, and the General Assemblies.
The International Organizing Committee consists of the IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics, which was established in 1999 to address the severe under representation of women in physics and develop strategies to increase women physicists worldwide. Conferences provide an opportunity to share the scientific accomplishments of participants as well as analyzing international progress in promoting women in physics.
Web site houses statistics on enrollment, postdoc status and employment.
The President's Interagency Council on Women was established to ensure the implementation of the Platform for Action of the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women. The Council consists of high-level representatives from Federal agencies working within the government to develop policies and programs for the advancement of women and girls. The Council engages in public education and outreach to support the successful implementation of the Platform for Action and solicits the views of non-governmental organizations.
A well-established European network, which undertakes projects to address the balance of women studying and working in science, engineering and technology.
The Women in Science blog takes a look at women scientists, engineers and mathematicians of the past, present and future. The blog highlights news articles and links to resources.
Canadian online group with a mission to create an environment that encourages women to explore opportunities in technology, science and new media and to build successful careers that will allow them to become a driving force in these expanding sectors.
The Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Association created a Web page to celebrate the contributions of women to the war-time research, including female physicists, engineers and military personnel.
In 1993, the Women's Center was founded to work for the advancement of women in science and engineering. The Center supports the primary research and educational mission of Caltech, and provides students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and staff with opportunities, programs, and services that address gender issues and promote success, equity and safety.
A consulting group with the guiding principle that women should have the opportunity to make full, active, informed and creative contributions to the science and technology-based knowledge society. They should be able to benefit from its advantages equally with men, including access to and use of technologies and full participation in innovation systems.Houses a lot of reports and statistics from across the globe, including National Statistics on Gender Trends in Science, Technology and ICT: 2004-2008
From United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development’s Gender Advisory Board.
A Washington Post editorial argues that Title IX, which requires equal funding for men's and women's school athletics programs, could be a model for parity for women in science and engineering.
Obama says he supports "a range of proactive measures that will open opportunities in science to women, such as requiring minority and female representation on government panels developing innovation and competitiveness strategies, and establishing mentoring programs to support women and underrepresented groups in STEM education..."
Women scientists are not pursuing advanced research careers because of a heavier burden of family responsibility and lower confidence compared to men, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy recommendations on how to make the fullest possible use of a large source of our nation's talent: women in academic science and engineering.
American Institute of Physics article on the 2007 hearing before the House Subcommittee Research and Science Education, which listed implicit bias, rather than explicit prejudice, as a major barrier for women.
Population Reference Bureau reveals geographic differences in characteristics of people working in the science and engineering labor force in the United States. The data, from the Census Bureau's 2005 American Community Survey, highlight state-level variations in earnings, education, and the participation of minorities, women, and foreign-born workers in the high-tech economy.