In early 2019, Vice Provosts from 13 Chilean universities came together to form an Alliance with the purpose of improving the participation and visibility of women in academia. This initiative was supported by the Regional Office in Chile, and led by Judith Singer, James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development & Diversity at Harvard University.
The aim of the Alliance was to discuss and share experiences, best practices and difficulties within the universities, in order to increase the number of women in academia both as professors and students, and to enhance the visibility of the contribution they make to universities, both in research and in the education of students.
Locally, the Alliance is led by a designated university Vice Provost with a term of one year. Soledad Arellano from Universidad Adolfo Ibanez led the group during the 2019-2020 academic year. The Alliance met again with Singer, in October 2019, at which time each university presented results from initial data collection regarding women's involvement in academia.