Women and Science Committee Organization

On 30th September 2002, the Steering Committee of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in accordance with a favourable report from the Science Advisory Committee on the proposal of its president, Rolf Tarrach, approved the creation of the Women and Science Committee (CMYC).

The Committee was created with the aim of:

  • Advising the Presidency of the CSIC on issues related to the promotion of the beginning and subsequent career of women scientists in the institution.
  • Studying the possible causes that might difficult both the access and the career of women in the CSIC.
  • Proposing to the Presidency possible actions designed to promote the access and promotion of women in the CSIC according to the current laws in this specific field.
  • Analysing the existence of biases and deficiencies historically introduced within the science development due to the low presence of women in scientific institutions and in its governing bodies and proposing, in appropriate cases, corrective measures.


Dª. Rosa Menéndez López

CSIC President


Dª. Francisca Puertas Maroto

Research Professor. Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja (IETCC)


Dª. Ana María López Sala

Tenured scientist. Instituto de Economía, Geografía y Demografía (IEGD)

Dª. Mª. Jesús Santesmases Navarro

Research Professor. Instituto de Filosofía (IF)

Dª. Teresa Suárez González

Tenured scientist. Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB)

Dª. Ana Mª. Navas Izquierdo

Scientific Researcher. Estación Experimental Aula Dei (EEAD)

Dª. Mª. Ángeles del Pozo Bayón

Tenured scientist. Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Alimentación (CIAL)

Dª. Carmen Mayoral Gastón

Tenured scientist. Instituto de Carboquímica (ICB)

Dª. Ascensión del Olmo Orozco

Tenured scientist. Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA)

Dª. Leonor Chico Gómez

Tenured scientist. Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM)


D. José María Calleja Rovira

Deputy Vice President of Institutional Relations of the CSIC

Dª. Penélope González Sampériz

Scientific Researcher. Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE)

D. Felipe Criado Boado

Research Professor. Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio (INCIPIT)

Dª. Teresa Valdes-Solis Iglesias

Tenured scientist. Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología del Carbono (INCAR)