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Director Sir Adam Thomson has committed both personally and on behalf of the ELN to the GCNP’s panel parity pledge.

The initiative asks participating heads to commit their institutions to implement a minimum of three improvements to address gender imbalance over a 12-month period.The ELN has committed to four.

  1. extending the personal panel parity pledge to the whole ELN team so that we all challenge unbalanced panels (as per the terms of the pledge).
  2. improving gender balance in our commissioning practice. We will survey our performance from June 2017 and establish a percentage improvement target, preferably 50% of all commissioned authors to be female by May 2020.
  3. improving gender balance in all three of our main networkssenior, mid-career (Contact Group) and the Younger Generation Leaders Network (YGLN). We will aim to make the biggest percentage improvement by June 2020 in the network where it is needed most – our senior network.
  4. improving gender balance on our Executive Board by 1 August 2020 (allowing for the timing of AGMs).