2018

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How Industry and Academia Can Share Practices to Address Gender Inequality

  As the fifth in our series of presentation summaries from the STEM Gender Equality Conference, we explore the topline findings and conclusions from a panel session with Dr. Zara Nanu, Dr. Petra Jantzer, Aniela Unguresan and Dr. Vesselina Stefanova. The panel session covered the need for industry and academia to come together and share … Continued

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How is Edith Cowan University working to counteract gender imbalance in the workplace?

  As the fourth in our series of presentation summaries from the STEM Gender Equality Conference, we explore the topline findings and conclusions from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) and Vice-President of Edith Cowan University, Professor Cobie Rudd’s address at the congress.   Professor Rudd’s presentation focused on gender imbalance in the workplace, academia and STEM … Continued

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How has the Athena SWAN Charter improved the chronic issue of female underrepresentation in the STEM fields?

As the third in our series of presentation summaries from the STEM Gender Equality Conference, we explore the topline findings and conclusions from CEO of Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), David Ruebain’s address at the congress. Mr. Ruebain’s presentation focused on the implementation of ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter in universities and research organizations in the UK. … Continued

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How the AdvanceRIT grant has implemented gender equality at Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Margaret Bailey AdvanceRIT

As the second in our series of presentation summaries from the STEM Gender Equality Conference, we explore the topline findings and conclusions from Senior Faculty Associate of the AdvanceRIT grant, Dr. Margaret Bailey’s address at the congress. Dr. Bailey’s presentation focused on the Advance grant awarded to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) through the … Continued

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How is the Canadian Institute of Gender and Health addressing sex and gender equality in research funding?

CIHR Cara Tannenbaum

  As the first in our series of presentation summaries from the STEM Gender Equality Conference, we explore the topline findings and conclusions from Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute of Gender and Health, Dr. Cara Tannenbaum’s address at the congress. Dr. Tannenbaum’s presentation focused on addressing the issue of sex and gender equality in … Continued

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How is INASP’s ‘Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education’ Toolkit helping to shift mindsets?

INASP Gender toolkit

  INASP is an international development organisation focused on supporting both individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, and in the process, address global challenges. Working with a network of partners in 28 countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia, crucial to INASP is the belief that research and scientific knowledge … Continued

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How DFG is leveraging female researchers through the Research-Oriented Standards of Gender Equality

Within the modern day world of research and academia, gender equality is lagging. In Germany, women make up 50 per cent of graduates and 45 per cent of doctorates, but they only hold 22 per cent of senior professorships. Even with their significant contribution to scientific research, female researchers are not receiving the recognition they … Continued

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A Toolkit for Implementing Gender-Responsive Procurement Programs in Corporations

  Entrepreneurship is a challenge for all individuals. It requires social capital, extensive financing and confidence that each individual involved has the knowledge and experience necessary to run a business. However, when women attempt to participate in the formal economy, the barriers to entry are even higher. Due to socio-cultural expectations, institutional bias and lack … Continued

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