Steering Committe

Gender Summit Steering Committee

The long term vision and overarching goals of the Summits are guided by the Steering Committee listed here, many of whom served on the genSET Science Leaders Panel or represent leading partners of previous Regional Committees. The Gender Summits were established by Portia Ltd in 2011 as part of its genSET project. Since then Portia has worked in regional partnerships to convene further Summits. A Regional Committee is set up for each event. Proposals for Regional events are being accepted on an on-going basis. Contact us to find out about holding a Summit in your region.

  • Hans M. Borchgrevink MD, Special Adviser, International Staff, The Research Council Norway (RCN), Norway, Europe
  • Simone Buitendijk MD MPH PhD, Vice-Provost (Education) Imperial College London
  • Daniela Corda PhD, Director, Institute of Protein Biochemistry (IBP), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy
  • Elizabeth Pollitzer PhD, Director, Portia Ltd, UK (Chair)
  • Curt Rice PhD, Rector (President) of the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus)
  • Ylann Schemm, Program Director, Elsevier Foundation, USA
  • Martina Schraudner PhD, Board Member Acatech, Head of the Department of Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Technical University Berlin, and Director of Responsible Research and Innovation Unit, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany

About the members ...