AcademiaNet – The Portal to Excellent Women Academics

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) nominated Ana Tajadura-Jiménez to be featured in AcademiaNet, a database of profiles of excellent female researchers from all disciplines. In this way, Ana joins the list of more than 3600 outstanding women researchers from Europe and beyond.

From the AcademiaNet website:

Women are still seriously under-represented in leadership positions in academia. Only 26 % of professorships in Europe are held by women; in some countries, the share of women is even lower (SheFigures 2021). The figures are similarly low for key committees and commissions that decide on research awards, the appointment of professors and research funding. There is now a consensus in politics and science that the under-representation of women in academic leadership positions represents an untapped potential. However, there is a lack of tools to help decision-makers find proven female experts.

AcademiaNet is intended to be such an instrument. The database contains the profiles of women academics from all disciplines. Decision-makers can use the database to search for the best in their field. This makes it easier to fill scientific committees with female experts, to ask female speakers for a panel and to identify candidates for appointment procedures and awards. AcademiaNet is also a useful tool for journalists and conference organizers who are looking for proven female experts.

Here you can find Ana’s profile in AcademiaNet.