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European Commission's Report on Equality between Women and Men - 2014

Posted By Administration, 16 March 2015
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UNESCO celebrates Mobile Learning Week 2015

Posted By Administration, 24 February 2015

UNESCO celebrates Mobile Learning Week 2015: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/mlw 

"We must ensure that the digital revolution is a revolution for gender equality & better education": http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/in-focus-articles/mobile-power-for-girl-power

Tags:  education  UNESCO 

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Women in Statistics Find Power in Numbers

Posted By Administration, 13 February 2015

15 February 2015 - Taylor & Francis

On May 15-17, 2014 the Women in Statistics Conference was held to acknowledge the strides women are making in the field and discuss ways to combat the challenges of gender inequality that remain for female statisticians. Stephanie C. Hicks discusses this conference in her article “When Women in Statistics Come to Know their Power,” and highlights the conference initiative to “provide mentoring and insight from an entire community of female statisticians in industry, academia, and government.”

The opening speech identified some of the challenges women face in the statistics industry, specifically in academia. She noted that women still receive 5-15% less in salary than men, and are additionally less likely to become tenured professors. While individual women face these challenges every day, the empowering message of the conference was to utilize the strength of the community of women statisticians in order to overcome gender inequality in the workplace. Speakers and panels discussed the impact of mentoring, the value of expanding mentorship and collaborative networks, and differences in leadership styles.

The article provides details on the ways in which the conference sought to help early-career statisticians, specifically through combatting “imposter syndrome” and the importance of social media, which Heck notes is “one of the most undervalued tools” in the statistics community. This article argues that while women consistently struggle with inequality, the community of women statisticians is helping to work towards solutions, encourage young women to get involved, and spread awareness of the problem.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09332480.2014.988947

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iGIANTS - impact of gender/sex on innovation and novel technologies summit

Posted By Administration, 09 February 2015
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Institute of Physics: Project Manager for Girls in Physics

Posted By Administration, 09 February 2015

The Inst of Physics is looking for a Project Manager to look after their Girls in Physics work: https://iopjobs.org/current/vacancies/5663/project_manager_girls_in_physics/

Deadline for applications 16 February 2015.

Read about the Girls in Physics work at: http://www.iop.org/girlsinphysics

Tags:  IOP  jobs 

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Why engineering should be a woman's game

Posted By Gina Gunaratnam, 03 February 2015
Read the article by on the BBC website.

Tags:  education  engineering 

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L'Oreal USA For Women In Science Fellowship- Applications Open February 2nd

Posted By Gina Gunaratnam, 29 January 2015
The 2015 L'Oréal USA for Women in Science application period will open on February 2, 2015 and will close on March 20, 2015. The application can be found on AAAS's secure online server HERE.

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A New Prize to Encourage Female Entrepreneurs

Posted By Administration, 11 December 2014

20.11.14 - The Isabelle Musy Prize has been awarded to the genetic engineering researcher Verónica Ponce de León. Worth 50,000 Swiss francs, the award aims to support the creation of start-ups in French-speaking western Switzerland. “Innovation Therapeutics” will be particularly focused on cell therapy for eyes.

Read the full text on the EPFL website.

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Emmy Noether Distinction: nominate a deserving (woman) physicist

Posted By Administration, 17 November 2014

In 2013, the European Physical Society [EPS] launched the Emmy Noether Distinction to recognize noteworthy women physicists.

Emmy Nother was an influential theoretical physicist, and a role model for future generations of physicists. The laureates of the Emmy Noether Distinction are chosen for their capacity to inspire the next generation of scientists, and especially encourage women to handle careers in physics.

The first prizes were awarded to:

  • Dr. Alessandra Gatti, for her contributions to physics, the introduction of concepts of quantum images, spatial entanglement, and quantum entangled images.
  • Professor Nynke Dekker, for her research including the study of different proteins on DNA and RNA.
  • Dr. Rumiana Dimova, for her distinguished contributions to membrane biophysics.

The EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics is awarded twice a year: in winter and in summer. The selection committee, appointed by the EPS Equal Opportunities Committee, will consider nominations for woman scientists working in Europe.

To make a nomination, please email the following information to the EPS Secretariat:
- A cover letter, detailing (in no more than 3 paragraphs) the motivation for awarding the Emmy Noether distinction to the nominee;
- The nominee’s name, institution and email;
- The nominee’s résumé;
- The nominator’s name, institution, and email.

The distinction charter can be downloaded here.

Read more about the distinction on the EPS website
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Tags:  call  Emmy Noether DIstinction 

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CERN Council selects Fabiola Gianotti as next Director-General

Posted By Administration, 04 November 2014
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