Promoting Gender Equality at the Genetics Society of Japan
In 2007, the Genetics Society of Japan appointed a special secretary in charge of promoting gender equality and established a special committee for promoting gender equality. The society is also a member of the Liaison Conference of Academic Societies for Gender Equality.
The Society has 682 members (as of April 2021), of which 130 (19.1%) are female members. While women account for 15.3% of our regular members, 33.8% of our student members are women. We believe that the challenge for the future of the Genetics Society of Japan is how to support and nurture the career development of this younger generation.
Members of the Special Committee for the Promotion of Gender Equality
Special Secretary for Gender Equality Promotion
Special Committee for the Promotion of Gender Equality
Asako Furugori (Osaka University)
Hisako Ohtsubo (Nihon University)
Aya Takahashi (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Iku Yoshiyama (Tohoku University)
(In alphabetical order)
Request for Questionnaire from the Special Committee for the Promotion of Gender Equality of the Genetics Society of Japan
The Genetics Society of Japan is a member of the Liaison Conference of Academic Societies for Gender Equality and has been cooperating with the survey on the current level of activity of female researchers in academic societies. Since 2010, we have also conducted a questionnaire to survey the trends in the society from the viewpoint of human resource utilization, and have received your cooperation.
We will continue to conduct a simple questionnaire at this conference. We will continue to conduct a simple questionnaire at this year’s conference as well, with a total of eight items, each of which can be answered in a selective manner. The answers will be processed statistically, and will not be used to identify individuals. We appreciate your cooperation in completing this survey.