Women in industrial research
Good practices in companies across Europe
Industry plays a leading role in European research. Every second researcher in Europe is based in industry but only 15% of them are women. That is less than half the proportion of women researchers in academia. And there are great differences between countries and sectors. Some companies have long experience and have implemented a broad spectrum of good practices to improve the participation of women in industrial research – some have just started. This publication is intended to motivate others to follow their examples. The headquarters of the following 20 companies and institutions are based... in 12 different countries. Four of the companies are SMEs, two have women CEOs, and two are private non-profit research institutions (PNPs).