The future is digital, but more inclusiveness is needed. UN Women and ISO are partnering to promote a more gender-inclusive world.
Diversity and inclusion are key elements for the development of standards. They help create a world where everyone is represented regardless of race or gender.To reduce inequalities, ISO is making the call for more women’s voices in standardization.
Bridging the gap by 2030
In 2020, we surveyed our members and technical community to build a picture of women’s participation in standardization committees. By establishing these benchmarks, we can continue to address gaps in a meaningful way.
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Women’s involvement in standardization roles
Men’s participation in standardization is twice as high as women’s.
Sectors and gender
In all sectors, men outnumber women, in most cases by more than 20 %.
Freight, packaging and distribution
IT, graphics and photography
Food and agriculture
Business management and innovation
Sustainability and environment
Building and construction
Ores and metals
Security, safety and risk