Equity and Inclusion

The Genetics Society of America, supported by the Board of Directors and the Equity and Inclusion Committee, is committed to building an equitable future for the Society, journals, conferences, early career scientist programs, and the larger scientific community.

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Vision for Inclusive Conferences

This Vision for Inclusive Conferences has been prepared by the Genetics Society of America’s Equity and Inclusion Committee, which comprises members of GSA scientific communities supported by staff. It should serve to normalize and cultivate inclusion across all GSA conferences and to provide a foundational level of information from which to work. It will be updated to grow and change alongside us.

DEI Scholarship at GSA Conferences

Browse DEI scholarship sessions that were presented at GSA conferences by visiting our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion playlist on YouTube.

From the Blog

Stay up to date on Equity and Inclusion Committee activities through the GSA blog Genes to Genomes.

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Equity and Inclusion Update: Inclusive Conferences and Building Neighborhoods

The GSA E&I Committee provides an update on their recent activities.

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Understanding who we are

GSA collects demographic data to measure changes in representation.

From the ECS Weekly Newsletter

GSA’s Early Career Leadership Program sends a weekly newsletter, and Equity and Inclusion Committee members occasionally contribute short resources on DEI-related topics:

Parent Scientists during the Pandemic by Shan Meltzer

Promoting DEI on an Individual Level by Anna Allen and Sarah Bay

Diversity on Several Axes: Intersectionality in STEM* by Derek Applewhite

Navigating academic environments as a disabled person by Stephen Klusza

Broadening citation practices by Matthew Hahn

Diversity, equity, and inclusion on the job market: How to tell who’s walking the walk, not just talking the talk by Lesley MacNeil

Improving communication skills: A key step towards self-advocacy and academic career development by Quan Yuan

Be Collaborative, Be Respectful, Be Legal, and Be Safe by Rebecca Tarvin

Tailoring language to include instead of exclude by Sarah Bay

Embracing the multicultural academic environment by Ci Fu

An Open Invitation to Open Science by Stephen Klusza