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Workforce Statistics

The Graphene Flagship, as every EU funded project, continuously collects workforce statistics, which include information on female and male persons involved in the project.

Workforce Statistics

The Graphene Flagship, as every EU funded project, continuously collects workforce statistics, which include information on female and male persons involved in the project.

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Workforce statistics of the Graphene Flagship as per 31 March 2016, i.e. at the closing of the ramp-up phase:

  • 28% women total (392 of 1355). This includes persons who have been working in the Graphene Flagship, for example scientists, admin, financial and legal officers.
  • 23% of the scientists are women (255 of 1110 total, counting people labelled "Researcher" and "Principal Investigator")
  • 14% of the persons stated as Principal Investigators in the Description of Work are women (30 of 219)

Three of 16 work package leaders in the ramp-up phase were women

  • Mar Garcia Hernandez leads WP 3 Enabling Materials - a scientific work package
  • Ana Helman leads WP Alignment, which is an administrative work package
  • Katarina Boustedt leads WP 19 Research Management, which contains the tasks on Roadmap, Standardisation, Samples and Materials Database, and handles all science reporting, but is considered an administrative work package

Graphene Core 1 - 696656

The same three women lead WPs in the project phase called Core 1 (April 2016 – March 2018), and the total number of WPs is now 20. In Core 1, the WPs are arranged in divisions; four science divisions, one external science division (for the partnering projects and associated members), and one admin division. The division leaders are all male, except for the Admin Division which is led by Dr Katarina Boustedt.

The decision-making bodies in Core 1 are the Management Panel, Executive Board and General Assembly.

The Management Panel (MP) consists of the Division leaders for scientific divisions, Director, Head of Innovation and Science and Technology Officer, all male. In addition, the Vice-Director, WP leader Alignment and Heads of Dissemination and Admin are expected to attend meetings but cannot vote. Of these the vice-Director is male and the other three female. Hence all eight votes in the MP are male. There is also a female secretary in the MP meetings.

The Executive Board (EB) is the Management Panel plus ten persons elected by the General Assembly. Of the ten, three are women. This means that in total three of eighteen votes in the EB are female. Also here, the Vice-Director, WP leader Alignment and Heads of Dissemination and Admin are expected to attend meetings but cannot vote. There is a female secretary in these meetings as well.

The General Assembly (GA) has one voting person per partner of the Graphene Flagship. At the start of Core 1, there were 22 women out of 152 members in the GA, 14%.

Workforce statistics of the Graphene Flagship as per 31 March 2018, at the closing of Core 1:

  • 32% women total (531 of 1675). This includes persons who have been working in the Graphene Flagship, for example scientists, admin, financial and legal officers.
  • 27% of the scientists are women (370 of 1392 total, counting people labelled "Researcher" and "Principal Investigator")
  • 14% of the persons stated as Principal Investigators in the Description of Work are women (26 of 182)

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In Core 2, the Management Panel (MP) has the same constitution as in Core 1, meaning that all eight voters are male. Of the five non-voting members one is male and four female.

The EB consists of thirteen voting members of whom ten members-at-large are elected by the General Assembly (GA), and the others are the Director, the Science and Technology Officer and the Head of Innovation. Three of the voting members are female. Of the four non-voting members, three are female and one is male.

Two of 19 work package leaders in Core 2 are women, down by one since Core 1:

  • Mar Garcia Hernandez leads WP Materials - a scientific work package
  • Katarina Boustedt leads WP Industrialisation, which contains the tasks on Roadmap, Standardisation, Validation, and Samples and Materials Database, but is treated as an administrative work package


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