Gender Equality, Diversity and Intellectual Property
Human innovation and creativity are the engines of progress. Since the beginning of time, female and male innovators and creators from all walks of life have transformed our world through the power of their imagination and ingenuity. However, some groups remain severely under-represented in many areas of intellectual property (IP) use. Their innovative potential is underutilized at a time when we need the widest possible range of talents is needed to solve the pressing problems facing humanity.
WIPO is committed to promoting gender equality and diversity - in the innovative and creative sectors, across the wider world of IP and within our own Organization. We work to systematically mainstream gender equality considerations across our work program, while generating and analyzing disaggregated and gender specific data, collaborating on capacity development, and strengthening and replicating good practices.
Innovation by women are changing the world. However, women remain underrepresented in international patenting.