Mary Frank Fox, ADVANCE Professor in the Ivan Allen College School of Public Policy and co-director of the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology, received the Gender Equity Champion Award at Georgia Tech’s Eighth Annual Diversity Symposium on September 16.
Fox, winner of the Gender Equity Award for faculty, was honored for her influential body of research, which focuses on gender, science, and academia — the study of women and men in academic and scientific organizations and occupations — with significant implications for science and technology policy.
“The Gender Equity Champion Award embodies values that are close to my heart — equitable conditions that benefit all,” Fox said.
In light of this year’s Diversity Symposium theme, “Celebrating Women at Georgia Tech,” Institute Diversity created the Gender Equity Champion Awards to recognize members of the faculty, staff, and student body, and a unit (office, department, school, or lab) for significantly demonstrating gender diversity, equity, and inclusion within the campus community.
Gender Equity Champion Award recipients have demonstrated one or more of the following in the last three years:
- Commitment to gender diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Leadership in building a culture of gender inclusion and equity.
- Behavior that illustrates commitment to the inclusion of persons within the Institute who represent the gender diversity of the Georgia Tech community.
- Organized, conducted, and/or supported events and activities that promote respect and inclusion related to gender and gender expression.
To learn more about the Gender Equity Champion Awards and the Diversity Symposium, visit diversity.gatech.edu.
Read Fox's reflections on her career and pioneering work in gender in science studies.