A report prepared by the National Academies of Science and Engineering, particularly Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering
A classic policy report: women face barriers to success in every field of science and engineering; obstacles that deprive the country of an important source of talent. Without a transformation of academic institutions to tackle such barriers, the future vitality of the U.S. research base and economy are in jeopardy.
OLD POLICY REPORTS??
You might say, this is old. The findings are still valid. The report raised awareness of significant related research on discrimination and the status of women. It provided an authoritative, quotable source. Does a policy report change policy? It was a major brick.