PerspectiveDiversity in Science

A recipe for change: Creating a more inclusive academy

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Science  08 Apr 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6282, pp. 148-149
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8493

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Although there has been a welcome increase in discussion about gender disparities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), broad participation of women from all backgrounds in academic STEM will not be achieved until institutions are transformed. A long-range view is needed to change the rules of the game, such that institutional culture and practices create workplaces where all scientists and engineers want to be. We lay out a six-point plan of what needs to change, who should participate, and how actors outside of the academy should have direct involvement in the process.