Women in Research

Programs to increase the number of women in research in science and engineering:




For Women in Science is a joint program by L’Oréal group and UNESCO which provides support for women researchers on all continents and at different points in their careers.


North America



NSERC / Pratt & Whitney Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (Ontario, Canada) is a five-year program to advance women in the fields of science and engineering, supported by NSERC (the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada),Pratt & Whitney Canada as industrial partner and the University of Ottawa.

United States

Anita Borg Institute (US) provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation.

Women in STEM Knowledge Center (WSKC) powered by WEPAN (Women in Engineering Proactive Network) (US) supports efforts to increase the number and prominence of diverse communities of women in STEM by providing an online community of practice with both resources and collaborative workspaces.




Eument-net is a European network of mentoring programmes promoting women’s careers in academia and research.