Gender Equality

The future of science depends on a robust and diverse workforce drawn from all corners of society. Elsevier’s partnerships focus on fostering inclusive policy, advancing women scientists in developing countries as to advance SDG 5 in “achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls” on a global scale.

OWSD-Elsevier Foundation awards for early-career women scientists in the developing world

Picture of winners of the Award from the Organization for Women in Science (OWSD) and the Elsevier Foundation

This partnership is driven by the Elsevier Foundation

Since 2010, the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World recognizes the achievements of researchers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Portia/Gender Summits

Kumsal Bayazit, CEO of Elsevier and Ellizabeth Pollitzer, co-founder of GS,

The Gender Summit is not a conference, but a platform for dialogue and change. It seeks to improve the quality of research and the relevance of science to society, wherever biological and socio-cultural differences between females and males influence outcomes. Scientists, gender scholars, policy makers and other stakeholders are deeply involved in the process, examining new evidence and establishing consensus where improvements are needed. To support this critical process, the we partner with Portia to support the development of the Gender Summits. Since it was first established in 2011, 5 regional platforms are now active in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America.

Water First!

Water First

This partnership is driven by the Elsevier Foundation

In sub-Saharan Africa, women bear 71% of the water collection burden, produce 90% of all food, and comprise 70% of the agricultural workforce – but few are in key leadership positions in the water resources area. Water First! seeks to increase the ability of African women working in water research and policy to be more effective in tackling water challenges in their home countries