ASI Gender Equity and Inclusion Policy
To support inclusiveness and diversity, ASI seeks to ensure that students, early career researchers and academics from all backgrounds are encouraged to participate in all aspects of our Annual Meetings and ASI-funded events regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or age.
To learn more about our ASI Gender Equity and Inclusion Policy, click here.
As an example of the importance of such policies, ASI seeks to ensure gender equity of speakers, panels and session chairs at our meetings but we acknowledge that it hasn’t always been that way. In fact, as recently as 2005, 0% of our invited speakers were women. Since then our committees have worked to increase and maintain the proportion of plenary speakers that are women at our annual meeting at 50%. We actively track and report on gender equity at ASI-funded events and our Gender Equity and Inclusion Policy protects and codifies that commitment.
To facilitate gender equity at your upcoming event or in your publication, there are a number of databases of women experts here on our resources page. We also encourage you to use our Women Speaker database here to identify the talented and expert women working in immunology in Australia and New Zealand