Among the significant actions we have introduced was the formation of the genSET Science Leaders Panel as a way of bringing into the discourse on gender in science the views of science leaders. Their task was to consider gender research evidence, agree where improvements were needed and recommend what actions institutions should take to address common gender issues. Details can be found on the genSET website. Since its publication in 2010, the science leaders' report, Recommendations for Action on the Gender Dimension in Science has been adopted by a number of institutions across Europe as the guiding principles for gender equality work, and has been widely recognised as an example of 'best practice'. It has subsequently contributed to the Manifesto for Action on the Gender Dimension in Research and Innovation.