Danielle Duran Baron | March 21, 2022 When people focus on DEI, they often think about who they’re hiring and asking to participate, rather than how they speak to people. However, using the wrong language in communications can offend, or worse, lead to a crisis at your association. Consider these ideas to communicate effectively … Continue reading Make Inclusive Language a Key Part of Your DEI Efforts
Alice Meadows | March 10, 2022 I was prompted to write this post back in 2013 because I had recently reached a point in my career when, instead of being surrounded by other women — above, below, and beside me in terms of seniority — the number of female role models was shrinking fast. … Continue reading Revisiting: Why Aren’t There More Women at the Top in Scholarly Publishing?
March 18, 2022 | Odessa S. Hamilton, Lindsay Kohler, Elle Bradley Cox, and Grace Lordan Using exclusionary language isn’t just about offending others; research has made its harmful effects clear. To create a truly inclusive culture, it’s critical that you take a hard look at how people in all areas of your company … Continue reading How to Make Your Organization’s Language More Inclusive
Holly Else & Jeffrey M. Perkel | February23, 2022 Efforts to chart and reduce bias in scholarly publishing will ask authors, reviewers and editors to disclose their race or ethnicity. In the next year, researchers should expect to face a sensitive set of questions whenever they send their papers to journals, … Continue reading The giant plan to track diversity in research journals
Workplace Pride Foundation | February, 8 2022 Workplace Pride’s comprehensive new white paper challenges internationally-active businesses to have a greater impact in non-LGBT+ friendly locations where they operate. For years businesses have been coming to terms with the fact that their presence and activities around the world have an increasingly visible impact in … Continue reading LGBT+ International Corporate Advocacy Guide: a key to safe workplaces
Holly Else & Jeffrey M. Perkel | February 23, 2022 Efforts to chart and reduce bias in scholarly publishing will ask authors, reviewers and editors to disclose their race or ethnicity. In the next year, researchers should expect to face a sensitive set of questions whenever they send their papers to … Continue reading The giant plan to track diversity in research journals
New data show that female attendance at virtual science and engineering meetings grew by as much as 253%, and gender queer scientist attendance jumped 700%. Online conferences are attended by move diverse audiences than in-person events. The transformation of in-person science and engineering conferences to virtual events due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has not just reduced … Continue reading When scientific conferences went online, diversity and inclusion soared
Nature Sustainability | December 9, 2021 Conferences disseminate research, grow professional networks and train employees. Unfortunately, they also contribute to climate change and present barriers to achieving a socially sustainable work environment. Here, we analyse the recent impact of transforming in-person conferences into virtual conferences on improving diversity, equity and inclusion in science and … Continue reading Can virtual academic conferences make STEM fields more inclusive?
Jess Lamar Reece Holler | November 25, 2020 The Marion Voices Folklife + Oral History Program has worked, over the past three years, to develop & cultivate a critical model for bringing together economic justice + racial justice organizing in the community-based cultural work sectors. We call this model equity budgeting. True to its name, equity budgeting holds that … Continue reading Equity Budgeting: A Manifesto
Career News | July 21, 2021 Safety and equity concerns prompt some journals and scientific societies to hasten use of new names on transgender authors’ works. In an effort to expand inclusivity for transgender researchers, some scientific publishers and societies worldwide have adopted policies that allow rapid and discreet author name changes to be made … Continue reading Scientific publishers expedite name changes for authors