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ISPOR's Diversity Metrics

ISPOR tracks and reports diversity metrics publicly as part of its commitment to diversity. The following information reflects reporting on the Society’s gender diversity through year end 2019.

 

 

Board of Directors and Staff

ISPOR’s Board of Directors is diverse with respect to gender and geographic representation. Additionally, 75% of the Society's staff members are women, which is not uncommon for staff leadership of associations.

Gender Diversity of ISPOR's Board and Staff

 

 

Conference Benchmarks

Several studies serve as helpful benchmarks. As noted below, for global conferences of all types and for medical conferences specifically, approximately 30% of conference speakers are women.

Bizzabo's "Diversity and Inclusion in Events Report"

Gender Diversity - Bizzabo Benchmark

 

JAMA's "Trends in the Proportion of Female Speakers at Medical Conferences in the United States and Canada" 

Gender Diversity - JAMA Benchmark

 

 

ISPOR Conference Metrics - 2016-2019

ISPOR's commitment to diversity can be seen in the significant improvement in gender diversity at the Society's conferences from 2016 through 2019.

Plenary Speakers - Gender Diversity

Gender Diversity of Conference Plenaries (2016-2019)

 

Conference Program Committee Members - Gender Diversity

Gender Diversity of Conference Program Committees (2016-2019)

 

 

References

Bizzabo's "Diversity and Inclusion in Events Report"
“Diversity & Inclusion in Events Report,” Bizzabo; October, 2018 https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-gender-diversity-study

JAMA's "Trends in the Proportion of Female Speakers at Medical Conferences in the United States and Canada" 
JAMA Network Open. 2019;2(4):e192103. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.2103 (Reprinted) April 12, 2019

 

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