Leadership leads to success. Foundation staff keen to promote inclusion and gender sensitivity are making active use of all the entry points listed above. However, the changes they have managed to spark need support from senior management and board members in order to deepen and institutionalise. Support from above helps build an enabling internal and external environment for the promotion of gender equity. “The chair talks about the [women in science] programmes as two of the foundation’s flagship programmes. He makes it explicit that the programmes are highly valued. The programmes have helped raise the foundation’s reputation. The board is the biggest ally.... Also, other staff members see how the topic of these programmes is highly valued – this has an impact.”
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