Gendered Research for Sustainable Innovation in Academia

Director of the Elsevier Foundation Ylann Schemm joins Ruth Morgan in outlining the goals and vision of the Elsevier Foundation. Both agree on the benefits of a tenacious mindset in bringing about change. Particularly when championing gender equality and diversity in research and science communications. The discussion focuses on utilising evidence and data driven approaches to push for inclusivity in the research eco-system. 

Ylann Schemm notes the impact of a female CEO in fostering an organisational culture of inclusion. The creation of Elsevier’s Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board for example, focusses on addressing gender imbalances in conference settings and editorial board diversity. Embedding diversity driven innovation in the job profiles of staff has also ensured intra-organisational adoption. 

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