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Paper: Moving Towards Greater Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Astronomy
Volume: 522, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVII
Page: 3
Authors: Lorente, N. P. F.; Péron, M.; Mink, J.
Abstract: 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.
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