Connect with delegates active in Gender and Science research and initiatives from across the world.


Keep up to date with the latest developments in Gender and STEM policy.


Learn from researchers about advances at the coalface of gender and STEM research.


Exchange with current projects and initiatives from through out the world.

The Gender Summits are a series of interconnected action based conferences held across the globe under the theme Quality Research and Innovation through Equality.

Our aim is to make gender equality in research and innovation the norm, and to embed gender as a primary dimension of quality. The Summits were established in 2011 in Europe. We bring together scientists from all disciplines and sectors, policy makers and gender equality practitioners from across the world in evidence based dialogue. Each Summit, we build on this dialogue and consensus to inform policy and action, at institutional, national and international levels. Read more about our results.

We have held 7 Summits since 2011; bringing together over 2000 participants and 400 contributors from over 50 countries, representing expertise and leadership in policy, gender scholarship, science decision making and industry. From our beginnings in Europe, the Gender Summit mission has been taken on in new global regions: North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific. 2016 sees the further expansion to Latin America with the GS8 North & Latin America 2016 in April. This year we will also be holding another European edition of the event, GS9 Eu in Brussels in November.

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Join us to learn and exchange about the latest in Gender and Science and achieve sustainable positive change - pick a regional meeting from the menu.

GS7 Europe partners and sponsors

Elsevier     Robert Bosch Stiftung   NordForsk logo   KIF logo Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research

GS6 Asia-Pacific Organisers and Partners

Wiset (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology)   National Research Foundation of Korea   KISTEP (Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning)  Portia Ltd Uk, Gender Summit partner   JST (The Japan Science and Technology Agency)   NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China)   JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)   Korea Federation of Women's Science & Technology Associations    ASSA (The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia)  Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea Ministry of Trade, Korea   National Research Council of Science & Technology The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)  AMORE      Elsevier Korean Women's Development Institute  IBS (Institute for Basic Science, Korea)   Macrogen SSEGOS      S and D ENG Co. Ltd    In association with European Commission

Media Partners

International Innovation, Gender Summit media partner     Pan European Networks, Gender Summit 7 Europe partner