Hilton D. Practical policies can combat gender inequality. Nature 2015;523:7
How can science address the gender-inequality problem? According to the author, Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne (Australia), the mechanisms helping researchers balance work and home lives have made a positive difference to the gender balance at his Institute. For example, they demand that at least half of speakers at conferences organized by the Institute are women, and they created a gender-equality committee to monitor implementation of policies.