Its been a while. Its time to take the RDA GBTF forward.
First of all, let me share with you all that Natalie Harrower stepped down as co-chair of the TF as she now has more professional responsibilities. I thank her for her support so far and solicit her continued engagement with the group.
Which brings us to the question "how do we move forward?". Just to refresh our memory we started with the following potential/suggested actions:
No more ‘manels’: requirement for diversity in Plenary guidelines.
[Maybe have] All female panel with role models
Use communication channels to campaign for recruiting women into traditionally male disciplines
Encourage participation from disciplines that are traditionally female.
Remote Plenary participation for as many sessions as possible – including the Women’s breakfast.
Work with Force11 who have looked at inherent biases in scholarly comms, especially in terms of the global south
I propose the following:
1. I share here (attached) the information shared by Hillary Hanahoe about RDA gender based stats.
2. I request you to please have a look and suggest any issue/activity that you think the TF should address.
3. I intend to consolidate these suggestions/opinions and present (if possible) the way forward at P12.
4. Please suggest any other course of action you think better
Look forward to a deluge of messages :-)