...However, in process R&D, the number of female chemists and chemical engineers with whom I come into contact is quite small; although I have no actual statistics, the gender ratio between women and men in this sector of the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries seems heavily skewed towards men.
Thus, on Organic Process Research & Development’s (OPRD’s) Editorial Advisory Board (EAB), women make up only about 10% of the members. This is not because we favor men in the appointments system, it is just that so few women are recommended to me (and of course that could be part of the problem).
Therefore, I would like to hear from female chemists and engineers who would be interested in joining our EAB, which meets once a year in the United States (usually at Informex) and once a year in Europe (London or Cambridge). Additionally, I would like to have recommendations for female members of the EAB from male colleagues.Sounds like a good idea.