National data demonstrate persistent gender inequities across the academic sciences. Women are overrepresented in nontenure track roles, underrepresented among full professors and senior leadership, and receive lower pay across all ranks compared to male counterparts. The COVID-19 pandemic and racial reckoning in our country have magnified the challenges that women and faculty who are underrepresented in medicine (URiM) face in academic medicine and in greater society. Progress made by these groups has been slow, fragile, and prone to setbacks in times of crisis. This LDI working group seeks to conduct interdisciplinary science to advance gender equity and test structural interventions to move the needle on these problems.
The Working Group aims to gather multidisciplinary expertise across Penn to:
- Conduct research
- Pursue grant opportunities
- Develop programmatic material
- Contribute to the peer-reviewed literature
- Create a professional network of scholars in the field of gender equity
- Serve as a national model
- Emphasize intersectionality
Working group membership is open to all members of the Penn and CHOP communities, and others by permission. Sign up here.