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The EU objectives for fostering equality in scientific research: 10 years on

EU fostering equality

The 1957 Treaty of Rome marked the beginning of the European Union’s (EU) efforts towards gender equality by introducing the principle of equal pay for men and women. Sixty years on and they are still working the cause, gender equality cross-cutting every element of the EU’s flagship Horizon 2020 programme. When the initial 2020 strategy … Continued

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What does gender and diversity equality bring to the business table?

  Ignore gender and diversity equality at your peril should be the mantra of the global business world. Yet whilst gender and ethnic diversity in business has been a hot topic over the last five years, many companies continue to pay little more than lip service to the concept. A 2015 study by PwC found … Continued

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The economic importance of gender equality; findings from The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Gender Gap report

Gender equality is fundamental to the structure of economies and societies. By integrating women into the global and economic community, countries can gain skills, ideas and perspectives that will allow their economy to thrive. A key advocate for global gender equality is the World Economic Forum, led by Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab. In … Continued

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Highlights from the European Commission’s 2017 gender equality report

  Within the European Union, gender equality remains a fundamental value. Since 1957, the EU has worked to initiate gender-responsive treaties as a means to promote economic equality and tolerance. In response to this continued effort, the European Commission has released their 2017 Report on Equality Between Women and Men in the EU. Along with … Continued

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How is the American Association for the Advancement of Science helping in the advancement of women in STEM?

As the sixth in our series of presentation summaries from the STEM Gender Equality Conference, we explore the topline findings and conclusions from Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Dr. Shirley Malcom’s address at the congress. Dr. Malcom’s presentation focused on the barriers faced … Continued

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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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