The EPSA Women’s Caucus was founded in October, 2011 at the EPSA conference in Athens (Greece). The goals of the Caucus are to promote networking, research collaboration, and informal peer mentoring among women in philosophy of science, as well as to make the presence of women in the field more visible.
Philosophers in Europe are in real need of initiatives to discuss and foster gender equality, not least given the diversity of backgrounds, institutions and welfare policies within each member state, which have a strong effect on academic cultures and on whom is empowered to participate therein. The Caucus proposes to make a difference by bringing philosophers together to identify and discuss gender issues; supporting initiatives that foster the visibility of women in philosophy; and providing information and resources to women and other minorities in the profession. The money donated to the Caucus will help to sponsor the Caucus meeting during each EPSA general assembly, pay for travel expenses for expert speakers to consult with us, and support the provision of childcare during EPSA conferences in the future.