PublisHer started as an informal group in 2018, when industry leaders Bodour Al Qasimi of the IPA and Maria Pallante of the Association of American Publishers launched a network to promote women’s role in shaping leadership in the publishing business. The group seeks to focus on how exclusion and gender bias affect women in their careers and impacts on content and diversity in books, and how diversity and inclusivity can be prioritized in the publishing industry.

Type of project: Best practice, Tool, Other
Sector: Trade
Lead organization: IPA, Association of American Publishers, the Kalimat Group, and Copyright Clearance Centre (CCC)
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Relevant SDG’s

IPA SDG – Goal No 5 – Gender Equality