traditionally been a male-dominated field, but much has changed over time as more and more women take
up the challenge, demonstrating leadership and skill.
This issue of ISO Focus+
gives a voice to a selection of outstanding women, from CEOs of national standards bodies to experts
in ISO technical committees. Although each has a unique story to tell, there is a common message: gender
diversity enriches our work and strengthens an organization.
The issue looks
at what has been accomplished so far, but also takes a critical look at the work that remains to be
done, in order to continue gaining ground.