UNESCO and L’Oréal Foundation launch manifesto to promote gender parity in the sciences

UNESCO and L’Oréal Foundation launch manifesto to promote gender parity in the sciences
25 March 2016
A manifesto for women in science was launched in Paris at the close of Thursday’s L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award ceremony, which recognized five outstanding scientists and 15 your researchers. The Manifesto aims to draw attention to the need to ensure gender parity in science.

The Manifesto sets out to improve women’s access to science at all levels and in all disciplines. Its first signatories were Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal and head of the L’Oréal Foundation, and Elizabeth Blackburn, President of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Jury…

The Manifesto @4womeninscience promotes a six-point agenda:
:: Encourage girls to explore scientific career paths,
:: Break down the barriers that prevent women scientists from pursuing long term careers in research,
:: Prioritize women’s access to senior positions and leadership positions in the sciences,
:: Celebrate with the general public the contribution that women scientists make to scientific progress and to society,
:: Ensure gender equality through participation and leadership in symposiums and scientific commissions, such as conferences, committees and board meetings,
:: Promote mentoring and networking for young scientists to enable them to plan and develop careers that meet their expectations.

To sign the Manifesto: http://www.fwis.fr/en/manifesto