There are success factors that support gender equality work in research and innovation (R & I) organisations and in research funding bodies like the involvement of stakeholders and capacity building. When these elements are present in organisations, efforts towards gender equality are more likely to succeed.

These success factors can also be understood as basic requirements or impact drivers to ensure that gender equality actions are resilient and impactful. Furthermore, the presence of these success factors may help to avoid and/or overcome common obstacles that are encountered when implementing gender equality plans in R & I organisations.