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Improving the role of Counselors for Advancement of Women's Status in academia in achieving better gender representation

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Idit Salomon , Dr. Daphne Getz
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Idit Salomon , Getz Daphne . Improving the role of Counselors for Advancement of Women's Status in academia in achieving better gender representation Haifa Israel: Samuel Neaman Institute, 2019. https://www.neaman.org.il/EN/Improving-the-role-of-Counselors-for-Advancement-of-Womens-Status-in-academia-in-achieving-better-gender-representation
The role of women advancement and gender fair consultants was established as part of a policy of reducing representation gaps in Israel. 
The position currently exists in public bodies such as government ministries, local authorities,
the IDF and the police, and in higher education institutions.
This position paper has critically examined the role of university advisors in all aspects of it. This exam has two main objectives. One, to help make the role a key role in achieving significant improvement in the promotion of gender equality
in the senior faculty at the incumbent academy, and the other,
to help decision-makers in government and higher education institutions adopt informed ways to promote the role with determination and without delay.

The hope is that addressing the issue of representation disparities and the role of advisers on the part of government agencies and heads of academic institutions, 
which is currently merely symbolic,
will become a mandatory and uncompromising act that will bring about the desired improvement. The need for examining the role, the relatively new one, has risen from the ground.
Talks with a variety of senior faculty women in several departments at various universities in the country have been heavily criticized for contributing to
their institutions. The impression was also received that the issue of representation disparities in the academy was not
adequately addressed by neither the government authorities nor the heads of academic institutions, as was the role of advisers.
In addition, data are constantly being published about the large gaps in gender representation in the senior staff and especially
the slow pace of improvement on the issue.
 

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