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Long characterized by a majority female workforce, male-dominated leadership, and a striking lack of diversity*, the scholarly publishing industry is changing and WE can accelerate the pace of that change.  The Workplace Equity Project is a grassroots organization using research communication and advocacy to build a community of voices to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion within scholarly publishing workplaces around the world.

Global Voices for Workplace Equity: Findings from the WE Survey was published on September 26, 2018. 

Conceived while organizing an AAP/PSP live event/webinar in October 2017, the WE Project conducted an industry-wide survey to capture data on workplace experiences, practices, and opportunities in the scholarly publishing industry, an effort that was aided by endorsements from the Association of University Presses, Society for Scholarly Publishing, Crossref, Association of Publishers in India, OASPA, ISMTE, My Science Work, ALPSP, STM Association, Singapore Book Publishers Association, NFAIS, UN Women UK, and the Association of Australian Publishers. Aiming to learn how individuals in the industry view their organizations’ efforts address these issues, whether existing efforts are effective, and what can be done to drive change, the survey drew 1,182 respondents from around the world.

Initial findings were presented at SSP 40th Annual Meeting, June 1, 2018 – “Workplace Equity in the Scholarly Publishing Industry: Survey Report and Panel Discussion.”  WE co-founders presented the keynote address at ISTME’s 2018 North American Conference, August 2, 2018, participated in a panel at the ALPSP Conference and Awards, September 12-14, 2018 and have been invited to present at STM Frankfurt, October 9, 2018.

Founded in 2017, WE is an independent, nonprofit organization that employs research, communications, and advocacy to raise awareness and promote solutions for organizations across the scholarly publishing community. *Colestock, Meadows and Kane, Wheeler, and others.

 

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Global Voices for Workplace Equity:Findings from the WE Survey
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The Trajectory of a Career with Some Observations – Part 1-The Path
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Is Inclusion A Conclusion?
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Challenging the Feminine Ideal
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Why Diversity is Good for Business
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What's Happening


Global Voices for Workplace Equity:Findings from the WE Survey
Read More>

The Trajectory of a Career with Some Observations – Part 1-The Path
Read More>

Is Inclusion A Conclusion?
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Challenging the Feminine Ideal
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Why Diversity is Good for Business
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