ISCA is committed to gender equality. With the help of the WomenNspeech group (particularly Maxine Eskenazi who started this list), a database has been created with the names, affiliations, positions, and research topics of women in speech science and speech technology. Click here for an overview of the database.

This database can be used for, amongst others:

  1. Workshop and conference organisers to search for keynote and invited speakers, panelists, and co-organisers;
  2. Nominations for distinguished lecturers;
  3. Norminations for awards, medals, fellowships, and prizes;
  4. Prospective new faculty by faculty search committees.

If you identify yourself as female and want to be added to this list, please send the required information to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Links

You might also be interested in the following great resources for finding female researchers:

Interesting reads





ISCA Diversity

ISCA is committed to supporting diversity in speech communication, and celebrating speech communication as an exciting and diverse field of research and discovery. 

  • Diversity@ISCA - document describing the ISCA Diversity Goals
  • WomenNspeech - database of women working in speech communication and useful links to other resources for and about women in STEM.
  • Geographical Outreach - promoting science and technology for speech communication through international community development

The Diversity Committee consists of:

  • Odette Scharenborg (chair; ISCA Board)
  • John Hansen (ISCA Board)
  • Sebastian Möller (ISCA Board)
  • Nobuaki Minematsu (ISCA Board)
  • Mahadeva Prasanna (ISCA Board)
  • Julia Hirschberg (external member)
  • Dale Joachim (external member)
  • Heidi Christensen (external member)
  • Mark Hasegawa-Johnson (external member)
  • Sébastien Le Maguer (external member)

Contact via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.