The GenderSummit was established in 2011 to provide a platform for scientists, gender scholars, and policy makers to jointly discuss the relationship between gender equality, research quality, and the need for action through scientific consensus. The organization has created regional and global multi-stakeholder communities committed to enhancing scientific excellence by: removing gender bias from science knowledge making; advancing gender equality in science structures and practices; and applying understanding of gender issues to advance more sustainable and effective research and innovation.
The purpose of GenderSummit19 – Seoul (GS19-Seoul) was to bring together key player organizations that have been actively advancing knowledge and practice for implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets, and to identify topics where gender is not given the priority it should. The participants were technical and gender experts and practitioners from across the globe who are familiar with SDG-related themes, as well as with gender knowledge and experience relevant to different SDG targets.
On August 20, 2020, Clare Boothe Luce Program Director Dr. Carlotta Arthur gave a presentation at a session focused on “Advancing Science and Inclusive Career Pathways in Sustainability-related Emerging Research and Innovation Fields.” Speakers explored the integration of gender perspectives into science practice and examined areas of opportunity to develop careers in sustainability-related fields—many of which are emerging and interdisciplinary and, subsequently, unburdened by traditional research cultures that can be hostile to women. Dr. Arthur’s presentation was titled, “Crossing disciplinary boundaries in researcher training to address large-scale, real-world problems.”