WiS mission

Despite increasing awareness of gender inequality, women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are still underrepresented in academia across all disciplines and countries. Whereas the gender gap is very small at the graduate level, it is growing quickly with career progression and becomes overwhelming at the highest academic positions with less than one fourth of professorships being held by women.

Therefore, the mission of the Women in Science committee is to improve the prospects of women in academia and progressively move from awareness to transformation.