The OeAW is committed to providing equal opportunities for men and women. The Academy thus specifically supports women in their careers and aims to create a balance between the number of men and women employed by the OeAW. The OeAW also seeks to continually raise the number of female members of the Academy.
The OeAW’s women’s promotion plan aims to increase the number of women in all fields and bodies at the Academy in which women have hitherto been underrepresented. It is also intended to raise awareness of both discrimination on the basis of gender and the research achievements of women.
The legal basis of the OeAW Women’s Promotion Plan is formed by the Federal Constitution, the Equal Opportunities Act (GlBG) and the statutes of the OeAW.