Steering Committe

Ylann Schemm, Program Director, Elsevier Foundation, USA

Ylann Schemm, member of the Gender Summit Steering Committee Ylann Schemm (@ylannschemm) heads Elsevier's corporate responsibility program, which focuses on advancing women in science and developing research access in the developing world. She serves as the Program Director of the Elsevier Foundation's New Scholars program, which supports projects to help early- to mid-career women scientists balance family responsibilities with demanding academic careers and addresses the attrition rate of talented women scientists.  She also runs the Elsevier Foundation’s Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program, which supports capacity-building projects in science, technology and medicine and chairs the communications group for Research4Life, a UN-pan publisher access program working to bridge the digital divide.