Equity Best Practices and Sample Policies
Museums and the Cultural Sector

American Alliance of Museums/LGBTQ Alliance. An Institution's Guide to Gender Transition and Transgender Inclusion in the Museum Field​. 2019

American Alliance of Museums/LGBTQ Alliance. Welcoming Guidelines for Museums.​ 2019.

American Historical Association. "Gender Equity in the History Workplace: Best Practices." 2006

American Library Association (ALA).  Final Report of the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. June 2016. Based on the responses of three membership surveys, the task force identified 58 recommendations relating to the development and implementation of annual conferences and to “structural issues within the association and profession.”  


Americans for the Arts: Statement on Cultural Equity

Association of Art Museum Directors: Next Practices in Diversity and Inclusion

Association for Science and Technology Centers.  “ASTC Equity and Diversity Toolkit.

Association of Science - Technology Centers: Equity and Diversity Toolkit for Museums and Science Centers 

The British Museum’s Equality and Diversity Policy. 2015. 

Campaign for America’s Librarians: Advocating for Better Salaries and Pay Equity Toolkit


Gender Equality Scheme. Natural History Museum, England.

How A Group Of CEOs Plans To Solve Gender Inequality At Their Companies

Moving Toward Gender Equity in the Canadian Theatre

National Museum of Wales: Equality and Diversity Policy​. 


New York Times. "To help women in opera, several institutions arise ." December 14, 2016.

TWIST (Towards Women in Science & Technology).  “Guidelines for communication activities on women in science to be implemented by Science Centres and Museums.”  2011. 



Beyond Museums

Why we're still so far behind on gender equality at work 

The four Ds needed to reduce gender bias in the workplace

Australia Research Council: ARC Gender Equality Action Plan 2015–16

Gates Foundation Pledges $80 Million, Calls for Greater Data Integrity to Advance Global Gender Equality

‘Blokey’ department’s action plan for gender equity

Pledge for Parity


Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization.  2014.  

How to Make Gender Equality at Work Matter to Everyone


Penn State University Libraries.  Strategic Plan to Foster Diversity, 2010-2015.  

This is really an implementation plan noting action items, projected outcomes, completion dates, and status updates.  The plan also includes strategic performance indicators, which are key, but often unarticulated, elements for success of measuring the efforts of any plan.


Final Report of the American Library Association: A Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Gender Bias

Can You Spot the Gender Bias in This Job Description?”  Catalyst blog.  May 7, 2015. 

Get the Facts: Implicit Bias and the AAUW Implicit Association Test on Gender and Leadership


Women In Business: Here's How Firms Can Finally Tackle Gender Bias

https://biaswatchneuro.com/: Website tracks speaker composition of conferences in neuroscience. Has a nice ""Best practices for organizing a conference or putting together a panel. 

A Fix for Gender Bias in Health Care? Check


10 steps to confidently negotiate your salary

Women and Boards

Why getting more women on boards is so necessary

The Business Case for Advancing Women on Boards

A Diverse Board Is an Independent Board