Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer (GS7EU)


Director, Portia Ltd, Gender Summit founder.

Panel 3: Shaping the Gender Summit's regional and global mission

Elizabeth Pollitzer PhD is 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.

Read her recent article, Beyond #TimHunt — ignoring gender in science is also costly and harmful via Elsevier

Watch her talk "If I knew what I know now- Being resourceful and strategic in traversing the science career landscape" on YouTube

Read a recent article, Better Knowledge for and from Africa via Pan European Networks featuring Elizabeth Pollitzer

Read the recent interview of Dr Pollitzer, Gender mainstreaming science on Pan European Network