Gender Action Plan 2010-2015
The Simula group (SRL, SSRI, SI and Kalkulo) has one main goal regarding gender equality and diversity:
Simula will increase the percentage of women in amongst the employees. By December 2015, Simula should have at least 25% female employees within the categories of scientific and support staff.
Simula has signed Code of Best Practices for Women in ICT. In general, commitment related to this document shall be followed up, and this action plan details what Simula will focus on during the next five years.
Measures to achieve the main goal
To achieve the main goal, Simula has defined a list of measures for recruitment and hiring, and for the working environment. Some measures may not be gender-specific, but are expected to have particularly good effect in helping to attract and retain female scientists.
It is important to be aware that retaining talented female students may be an effective contribution to fulfilling the goal.
Responsibility, follow-up and improved processes
The management is responsible for the implementation of the Gender Action Plan. After the period 2010—2015, the administration will evaluate, review, and make a new five-year action plan based on the experiences that have been made. The educational components of the action plan will be implemented in close collaboration with the Simula School of Research and Innovation.
The administration shall establish a procedure that ensures that all hiring processes are managed with gender and diversity awareness. Recruitment processes shall make it clear that female students and researchers are needed in Simula’s fields of competence. To make the process transparent regarding the applicants’ qualifications and gender, the procedure will also define a system for producing statistical reports.
The administration shall provide yearly salary reports categorised by gender and position to ensure no gender related differences in salary. The status of the Gender Action Plan will be presented in the annual report.
1. Recruitment and hiring
2. Working environment improvements