So we're writing a big grant proposal with about 10 PIs. My supervisor is the lead PI. In our small group meeting going through the proposal, once we got to the diversity section my PI suggested that I should do it (I'm female). He's also emailed the only two female PIs on the project for their suggestions / previous iterations of this section.
Is it the norm to ask women to contribute the sections related to diversity? I sort of thought the opposite would be, if anything (we aren't necessarily equally empowered to fix it, nor should that be our exclusive responsibility, and it already wastes random chunks of time/energy). But I can also see how we could be more qualified or it could be empowering ("setting expectations" and/or deciding how to allocate a big chunk of money). I am sure that my PI is doing this with this kind of intention in mind, as he has been nothing but benevolent and supportive.
I feel like I'm going to have to do a lit review on effective spending for promoting equity, so in that sense I'm not sure that I am more qualified for this than anyone else would have been. I've certainly run into problems of this type in my career but the things that stick out most from my personal experience were out-and-out sexual harassment which seems like just a very low bar, beyond the scope here. And unfortunate to have to reflect on... I realize another option here may be to do the minimum as this is likely not critical to the success of our grant proposal, so that's another reasonable piece of advice or possible norm to consider.