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One aspect of diversity and inclusion is consulting and referencing a range of experts when researching, reporting, and writing. Recently, there have been a variety of popular and academic articles published that highlight the lack of women experts on conference panels and quoted in the media, as well as explorations into gender citation gaps.
The resources below are directories that can assist with identifying women experts in a variety of fields.
If you are a woman expert, many of these sites provide the option to submit your information so that you may be contacted as an expert.
Women Also Know Stuff
Promoting and publicizing the work and expertise of scholars in political science who identify as women. This searchable database helps academics and journalists identify and connect with women academics conducting research on a multitude of issues related to the study of politics. Use this database when writing syllabi; when planning conferences, panels, and speaker series; when citing research; when inviting essays and op-eds; and when identifying experts for articles.
Women Also Know History
This searchable website makes it easier to identify and connect with women historians working in a wide range of fields and professional settings.
Qualified experts in technology policy from diverse backgrounds. It is built on the principle that technology policy stands to benefit from the inclusion of the ideas, perspectives, and recommendations of a broader array of people.
An international editorial collective gathering veteran and emerging writers, journalists, translators and artists to celebrate and support the diverse creative work of self-identified women working on the subject of China (broadly defined).
Database of profiles of excellent female researchers (primarily those located in Europe) from all disciplines.
Note: This database is being restructured, so some profiles may not be current.
This list is not comprehensive; there are numerous online directories of women experts in very specific fields. For example, see the list of resources on the blog Request a Woman Scientist.
If you need help locating these directories, or an expert, ask a librarian!
This article was inspired by the article “Yes, Women Also Know: Online Resources Identify and Highlight Women Experts” published in The Scholarly Kitchen blog.