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Workplace Climate Committee

As an outcome of the 2017 Climate Survey, GEPAC has been replaced by the Workplace Climate Committee.

Climate Survey Full Report

To reserve a time to view the full report or presentation video, contact Marina Hatch.

GENDER EQUITY in the WHOI workplace

is everyone's responsibility...

Our charge

To provide advice and feedback to the GEPAC Co-Chairs, particularly for programs being developed to educate the Institution workforce regarding gender equity issues. The Co-Chairs will report to the Director of the Institution on progress made, and provide advice and feedback to the administration regarding further gender equity initiatives. Members serve for approximately three years, and the Committee will continue to have representation from a wide range of departments, both scientific and administrative. the office...

What does Gender Equity mean for WHOI?

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is committed to a workplace that is free from bias or differential treatment on the basis of gender, as well as other factors including race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

Respectful, tolerant, and equitable treatment makes WHOI a more productive and satisfying workplace for everyone.

WHOI has policies and procedures to identify and eliminate gender disparities in tangible factors such as salary, promotion, and access to resources. WHOI strives to eliminate any behaviors that can have a cumulative negative effect on any group, including women, in the workplace. the lab...

Do you have a question or comment for GEPAC?

Please send us a message at Or, use this anonymous form.

Please note: This form is for Gender Equity related issues. For personnel or harassment concerns, please contact Kathi Benjamin in HR.

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...and in the field.

Did you know?

In 2015 there were only 21 female heads of state in the entire world.