gender and family in the military; women in the military; civil military relations in Israel; barriers to women integration in STEM fields; diversity and gender equality in academia; surveys and public opinion research

Meytal Eran Jona

Dr. Meytal Eran Jona is an organizational sociologist and gender expert. Former head of a research center at the Israeli Defense Intelligence - Research and Analysis Division and head of the civil-military project at the Behavioral Sciences Center in the IDF. Research associate at Haifa University and academic consultant at Weizmann Institute of science and the European Commission. Director of “Balance” for the enhancement of gender equality in organizations. She is a consultant to several projects at the European Commotion - Horizon 2020 initiative. Serves as a board member at the “Israeli Sociological Society” and “Forum Dvorah”. She is invited as a keynote speaker to leading research institutions in Europe, including CERN in Switzerland and Helmholtz Association of German research centers in Germany.

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