Moving towards greater equity, diversity, and inclusion in astronomy

Nuria P. F. Lorente, Michèle Péron, Jessica Mink

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A diverse workforce and open culture are essential to satisfaction in the workplace, to innovation and creativity, and to the ability of an organisation to attract and retain talent. To ensure a diverse and inclusive workplace, efforts can be made to remove and prevent physical, systematic and attitudinal barriers. The invited talk on Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy given by Michèle Péron at this conference set the stage for discussion of this important topic, and presented how some of our institutions are addressing the issues and problems that exist, so as to set up a positive work environment for all. The aim of this BoF was take some of the points raised by Péron and present them for discussion by the BoF participants. It was intended that the BoF be a forum for frank discussion and positive suggestions that participants could take back to their institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVII
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of a conference held at Sheraton Santiago Convention Center, Santiago de Chile, Chile, 22-26 October 2017
EditorsPascal Ballester, Jorge Ibsen, Mauricio Solar, Keith Shortridge
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781583819326
ISBN (Print)9781583819319
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventAstronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVII - Santiago de Chile, Chile
Duration: 22 Oct 201726 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameAstronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
ISSN (Print)1080-7926


ConferenceAstronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVII
CitySantiago de Chile


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