- Sonoko Dorothea Bellingrath-Kimura – Institute head, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Institute of Land Use Systems, Germany
- Clem Herman – Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Director of eSTEeM, The Open University, UK
- Nalini Joshi – Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney, and an ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow
- Kumie Inose – Vice-President, Science Council of Japan
- Andres Karlsson – Vice President for Strategic Alliances, Global Academic Relations, Elsevier
- Mayse Lassonde – President, Royal Society of Canada; Director, Quebec Natural Sciences and Technology Granting Agency, Canada
- Angela Leung – Director and Chair Professor, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Takashi Onishi – President, Science Council of Japan
- Youngah Park – professor of Statistical Mechanics at the Department of Physics at Myongji University, Korea
- B. Mario Pinto – President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada
- Londa Schiebinger –John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University, USA; Director, EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment project, EU/USA.
- Naomi Shibasaki-Kitakawa – Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association Committee for Promoting Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering (EPMEWSE)
- Li-Ling Tsai – Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Gender Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
- Kinlay Tshering – Director, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Bhutan
- Miyoko O. Watanabe – Deputy Executive Directorior, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, JST, Japan; Chair, Gender Summit 10 Asia-Pacific.
- Xueyan Yang – Professor at Institute for Population and Development Studies, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University
- Nan Zhang – Deputy Director & Vice editor of 《Audit Vision》, The National Audit Office of the People's Republic of China
Institute head, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Institute of Land Use Systems, Germany
Professor, Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Life Science Institute of Agriculture and Horticulture, Germany
Prof. Bellingrath-Kimura has been appointed as joint professor of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, since 2015. She is the head of the Institute of Land Use Systems. She worked at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, where she was one of the first tenure- track associate professors. She has been internationally active as visiting professor/researcher at several international universities, such as Cornell University, São Paulo University, and Technical University of Munich. Her main research interest is the cross- and interdisciplinary approach to optimize ecosystem services in agroecosystems. Beside her research activities, she is active as a mentee for early carrier female scientists in various countries.
Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Director of eSTEeM (Open University Centre for STEM Pedagogy), The Open University, UK
Dr Herman has led on a range of projects to support the participation and progression of women in STEM, and her research on the impact of career breaks and women returners has been widely published. Prior to working at the Open University, Clem was founder and Director of the Manchester Women’s Electronic Village Hall, a community telecentre providing ICT training and access for women. Her recent research and publications focus on the employability and careers of women SET professionals especially on the impact of career breaks and experiences of women returners. Her current research project, with Parvati Raghuram, is a comparative study of Gender, Skilled Migration and IT in India and the UK. Clem is the Open University’s Athena SWAN Champion and chair of the university’s Gender Equality Steering Group. She is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Gender Science and Technology.
Prof Kumie Inose – Vice-President, Science Council of Japan
Kumie Inose is a professor of English Department at Konan University and a Vice-President of the Science Council of Japan. With a doctorate degree in History from Kyoto University, she specializes in modem British history and seeks to develop new analyses of the British Empire through an interdisciplinary approach that integrates cultural, social and intellectual history, postcolonial and gender studies. She has been engaged in a wide range of SCJ activities, including participation in projects on a gender-equal society, gender-related issues, national security, research integrity, the recognition of history, and history education bridging between secondary and higher education. She is also a member of the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science(CFRS) of ICSU.
Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney, and an ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow.
In 2012, Professor Joshi was awarded an Australian Research Council Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellowship to work on the five-year project Geometric Construction of Critical Solutions of Nonlinear Systems which has a component to attract and retain female researchers in science and technology. She was a foundation co-Chair of the SAGE (Science in Australia Gender Equity) initiative jointly managed by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Vice President for Strategic Alliances, Global Academic Relations, Elsevier
Anders Karlsson, PhD, joined in 2012 Elsevier as Vice President for Strategic Alliances, Global Academic Relations, to support Elsevier’s relations with key stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining Elsevier, he was for five years Counselor for Science and Innovation at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo (Japan), with a regional responsibility for Japan and South Korea. Before serving as Science Counselor, he was for 10 years Professor in Quantum Photonics at the Royal Institute of Technology - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics, both from the Royal Institute of Technology - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. He has a strong interest in the societal impact of science and is a frequent speaker on topics such as research management, science and innovation policy, and currently is also involved in Elsevier’s work on the support to the United Nations sustainable development goals.
President, Royal Society of Canada; Director, Quebec Natural Sciences and Technology Granting Agency, Canada
Professor Lassonde completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology at the Université de Montréal and a PhD in neuropsychology at Stanford University. She went on to become professor first at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR, 1977-1988) and then at the Université de Montréal where she became Professor Emeritus in 2013. She has been named honorary professor at the University of Auckland and Invited Professor at the Université de Paris V in 2007. Since the beginning of her career, Professor Lassonde has studied several topics, including cognitive development in infants and the effects of sports concussions on the brain. She has published 7 books, and over 300 book chapters and articles in scientific journals.
She is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (1994), of the Royal Society of Canada (1997), of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2010) and held a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neuropsychology from 2001 to 2013. She was president of the Association francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS) in 1993 and president of the National Order of Quebec Council (2008-2010). She has received several other awards and distinctions. Among them, Professor Lassonde was named Chevalière, National Order of Quebec in 1999 and Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012. Since January 2012, Professor Lassonde has become the Scientific Director of the Quebec Natural Sciences and Technology granting agency. She is the President of the Royal Society of Canada (2015-2017).
Director and Chair Professor, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof Angela Ki Che Leung is currently Director of the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Chair Professor of History, Joseph Needham-Philip Mao Professor at the University of Hong Kong, and Academician of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan. She received her B.A. in history at the University of Hong Kong and her doctoral degree (History) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She was Director of the Sun Yat-sen Institute for Social Sciences and Philosophy at the Academia Sinica, research fellow at the Institute of History and Philology, Professor of History at the National Taiwan University and Chair Professor of History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She published books and articles on charitable organizations in the Ming-Qing period and on the history of medicine and diseases in China of the late imperial and modern periods.
President, Science Council of Japan
Professor Takashi ONISHI is President of Science Council of Japan (SCJ). He is also President of Toyohashi University of Technology since April 2014. With a Dr.Eng. degree given by The University of Tokyo in 1980, he was a professor at Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo for many years. He finished his duty there in 2013 and became Emeritus Professor.
Professor of Statistical Mechanics at the Department of Physics at Myongji University
Youngah Park has been a professor of Statistical Mechanics at the Department of Physics at Myongji University since 1989. Dr. Park served as the President of Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) from 2013 to 2016. After completing her undergraduate studies at Seoul National University majoring in Physics, she received her Ph.D. in Statistical Mechanics at University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Her research areas include critical phenomena, neural networks, soft matter, and biological physics. She has been the chair of the Women in Physics working group of Association of the Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) since 2006 and chaired the local organizing committee of the 3rd International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP) in 2008.
President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada
Dr Pinto received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Queen’s University. He served as Professor, Chair of Chemistry and Vice-President Research at Simon Fraser University (SFU), President of the Canadian Society for Chemistry and Vice-Chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada. Dr Pinto has received numerous awards recognizing the quality and impact of his research, including Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada. He has also established a track record for developing exciting new models of innovation. At NSERC, building on the agency’s dual expertise as an investor in discovery-based research and a broker of successful R&D partnerships with technology-driven enterprises to de-risk promising research, Dr Pinto has been active in leading efforts for a new strategic plan, NSERC 2020.
John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University, USA; Director, EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment project, EU/USA
Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University and Director of the Gendered Innovations Project. From 2004-2010, Schiebinger served as the Director of Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Over the past thirty years, Schiebinger’s work has been devoted to teasing apart three analytically distinct but interlocking pieces of the gender and science puzzle: the history of women's participation in science; gender in the structure of scientific institutions; and the gendering of human knowledge.
She is a leading international authority on gender and science. Schiebinger has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize and John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Schiebinger is a Distinguished Affiliated Professor at the Technische Universität, Münichen, and member of their Institute for Advanced Studies. She has also served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Londa Schiebinger was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2013 and from the Faculty of Science, Lund University, Sweden in 2017.
Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association Committee for Promoting Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering (EPMEWSE)
Naomi Shibasaki-Kitakawa is the 15th president (2016.11-2017.10) of Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association Committee for Promoting Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering (EPMEWSE,). EPMEWSE was established in 2002 and is the association of 90 academic societies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field in Japan, actively working for gender equality in Japan. Our major roll could be summarized into the following four headings：
1. We conduct the Large Scale Survey every five years in order to know the actual conditions of gender equality in STEM field in Japan.
2. We offer proposals and requests to our Government based on the survey results for leveling the playing field for women researchers and engineers.
3. We survey the activities and female ratio of each member of scientific societies associated with us.
4. We support STEM Programs for high school girls through Summer Camps (Natsu-no-Gakkou) as well as Science Workshops (Kansai-Kagaku-Juku).
Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Gender Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Prof. Li-Ling Tsai is one of the key persons in Taiwan in the research field of gender and science. Before she completed her PhD degree, she obtained both master’s degrees in physics and gender studies, was an optical engineer, and taught college physics for almost a decade. With her extraordinary background bridging natural and social sciences, she has impressed the Taiwanese feminist community and the Taiwanese government; hence is invited to serve various government committees, including the human rights advisory board of the Taiwan President’s Office. She is now an associate professor and has been teaching graduate students in gender studies and gender education. She has been advocating gender equity in science and technology for almost 20 years. She is now leading a national project aiming to promote gender focus in scientific research by utilizing the discourse of gendered innovations.
Director, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Bhutan
Ms Kinlay Tshering is the Director of the Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Bhutan. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture from Wye College, University of London, UK; Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science and a Masters Degree in Horticulture from Melbourne University, Australia. She also holds a number of certificates in leadership courses, most prominent ones being the Senior Executive Leadership Program, Bhutan Executive Services Training, New Leaders Development Program, International Visitors Leadership Program, etc. She started her career as a researcher from the remotest research centre in Bhutan in 1998 and having worked as a researcher for over 12 years, she joined the Department of Agriculture as the Chief Horticulture Officer. In November 2016, she became the first lady Director of the Department of Agriculture. She is responsible for the overall development of agriculture sector in Bhutan.
Deputy Executive Directorior, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, JST, Japan; Chair, Gender Summit 10 Asia-Pacific
Miyoko O. Watanabe is Deputy Executive Director at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). She is also the agency’s Director of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and Director-General of the Center for Science Commnication. Dr Watanabe is a member of the Science Council of Japan and chair of the council’s Committee on Comprehensive Synthetic Engineering in Science. She is also a member of the Science and Technology Council at Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan, as well as a Member of Specialist Committee on Formulating the Fourth Basic Plan for Gender Equality in the Council for Gender Equality of the Japanese Cabinet Office. She worked in various roles for Toshiba since 1979.
Professor at Institute for Population and Development Studies, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Prof Yang received her PhD in Management Science from Xi’an Jiaotong University (China) in 2007, and then did Post-doc study in School of Public Health at University of Toronto in Canada (2011-2012) and a visiting professor at Stanford University (September 2014-September 2015). As the PI, Yang has been responsible for more than 20 projects in gender and population and has published more than 40 papers in English and Chinese as well as six monographs. Now her interests are mainly focused on gender imbalance, health risk behaviors and gendered innovation in STEM.
Deputy Director & Vice editor of 《Audit Vision》, The National Audit Office of the People's Republic of China
Dr Zhangnan received her Ph.D. in linguistics from Shanxi University, and finished her post-doctorate report 《Analysis on the Evolution of Modern Chinese Women's Science and Technology Education》in the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. she focus on the women personnel in S&T, and published the individual monograph 《Science and women》(2014).