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Success stories from the standards community.

ISO and many ISO members demonstrated their commitment to SDG 5, gender equality, by signing  the UNECE’s Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards in 2019. As a signatory to the Declaration, ISO has developed a Gender Action Plan which was approved by Council in September 2019. We recognize that our ability to mainstream gender in the development and implementation of standards is an important step towards achieving our larger goals related to inclusivity and diversity.

This session will report on current activities and  progress made towards the ISO Gender Action Plan. It will also invite members to share their experiences in the development of national standards towards SDG 5, and discover how members are creating their own Gender Action Plans.

Questions to be explored include:

  • How big is the gender inequality issue in standardization?  
  • The business case for standards on SDG 5. 
  • How can ISO members promote standards as a tool for gender equality and women’s empowerment?  
  • How can NSBs promote a gender-inclusive culture?
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Member Speakers Topic
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Chantal Guay, CEO



Guðrún Rögnvaldardóttir, Former Managing Director

National Standard towards SDG 5
Iceland has developed an equal pay management system called “The Equal Pay Standard” that will help employers prevent salary discrimination.


Karilyn Rodriguez, Conformity Assessment Director

National Standard towards SDG 5
The Standard “Management System for Gender Equality - Nordom 775 is a Certifiable Dominican standard, developed jointly with the United Nations and the Ministry of Women. It aims to eliminate gender gaps and increase participation and equal employment opportunities between women and men. 


Navindra Gautam, Scientist ‘E’ in Transport Engineering Department

Developing a Gender Action Plan
Share BIS’ experience implementing the commitments under the Gender Responsive Standards Declaration through implementation of a national Gender Action Plan.




Chantal Guay
Chantal Guay
Guðrún Rögnvaldardóttir
Guðrún Rögnvaldardóttir
Former Managing Director
Icelandic Standards
Karilyn Rodriguez
Karilyn Rodriguez
Conformity Assessment Director
Instituto Dominicano para la Calidad
Navindra Gautam
Navindra Gautam
Scientist, Transport Engineering Department
Bureau of Indian Standards


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