GS9 Regional Committee
Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer
Director, Portia Ltd, UK; co-founder, Gender Summit
Elizabeth Pollitzer PhD is co-founder and Director of Portia, an organization devoted to improving gender equality in STEM and promoting the inclusion of the gender dimension in STEM. She has 20 years’ experience teaching and researching in the Departments of Computing and Management at Imperial College, University of London. Her original training was in Biophysics. She now applies this scientific background to her work as director of Portia. Portia was the coordinator of the genSET project, the Gender Summits were established as part of the genSET project.
Portia's strategy is to help women and men have the same opportunities for engagement and advancement in science, across all science disciplines by: 1) promoting cultures that are collaborative and sensitive to gender issues; 2) ensuring that quality of research and innovation is enhanced by addressing gender issues, where relevant; and 3) showing how new ideas and markets for science knowledge can be created by including women as co-owners and co-solvers of problems facing society. Our flagship projects include genSET: gender in science and The Gender Summits: Quality Research and Innovation through Equality.
#SpeakerPreview Read recent article Heads of research councils adopt new gender mission via @elsevierconnect
#SpeakerPreview Read recent report co-authored by Elizabeth Gender in science and innovation as component of inclusive socioeconomic growth
#SpeakerPreview Read recent report co-authored by Elizabeth The Role of Gender-based Innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Toward 2030: Better Science and Technology for All
#SpeakerPreview Watch interview with Elizabeth on Intergrating Gender Perspective into Research Projects