FAQ

What does WICTO do?

Why is inclusion important?

Does inclusion disadvantage men?

Do these initiatives lead to unqualified people getting the job?

If I don’t identify with any “minority” (i.e. equity-seeking) groups, is there still a place for me in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatves?

Can’t we just showcase superstar female scientists and over time the problem will go away?

Inclusion is clearly a very difficult challenge. Is it worth pursuing at all?

Are these issues unique to the chemistry community?

I don’t know enough about these topics so I don’t feel comfortable to have a conversation about this. What should I do?

I’m not sure WICTO (or some other group) is right for me but I identify with the broader goal of inclusion. What are some other groups I can get in touch with?

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