A young person’s desire to drive diversity and inclusion in STEMM

The importance of engaging the next generation in the equality and diversity debate is crucial and in preparation for STEMM Equality Congress 2018, 11 – 12 October, Amsterdam, we offered a young person a free delegate pass and the opportunity to display a poster about their work free of charge during the Congress. The winner of … Continued

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The equality and diversity initiatives at Edith Cowan University that are helping to drive cultural change

In the fifth of our interviews with key speakers who are presenting at SEC 11th -12th October 2018, Professor Andrew Woodward discusses the diversity and equality initiatives at Edith Cowan University and explains how the role of men in advancing gender equality will help increase the pace for cultural transformation. Professor Andrew Woodward is the … Continued

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How developing a faculty-led approach is key to addressing diversity in STEM

  In the fourth of our interviews with key speakers who are presenting at SEC 11th -12th October 2018, Professor Beth Olivares discusses how faculty-led STEM experiences and mentor programmes at the University of Rochester are key to increasing diversity in STEM. Professor Beth Olivares is currently Dean for Diversity, the founding Executive Director of … Continued

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How the Engendering STEM project is providing impactful solutions and tools to support STEM focused SMEs in developing inclusive workplace practices

In the third of our interviews with key speakers who are presenting at SEC 11th -12th October 2018, Douglas Morrison discusses his work at City of Glasgow College helping to support STEM focused SME’s develop inclusive workplace practices via the Erasmus+ funded Engendering STEM project. Biography  Douglas Morrison is an experienced educator with a demonstrated … Continued

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How the Catalan Women in Science Committee is developing gender equality policies to promote female talent and further economic and social progress

  In the second of our interviews with key speakers who are presenting at SEC 11th -12th October 2018, Dr. Anna Berga i Timoneda discusses the importance of her work as Chair of the Women in Science Committee (Catalan Government) and how promoting female talent is not only a matter of justice, but also economic … Continued

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Seeing Intersectionality through the lens of Compassion

Dr Kathryn Waddington

  In the first of our interviews with key speakers who are presenting at SEC 11th -12th October 2018, Kathryn Waddington and Deborah Husbands discuss the importance of compassion in respect of intersectionality and the urgent requirement to stop ‘fixing’ people and concentrate on ‘fixing’ our institutions. Kathryn Waddington is a Reader in Psychology at … Continued

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Defining Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity to Build Better STEM Communities

This post was originally published on the Trellis blog and is reproduced here with permission.   The STEMM Equality Congress team are pleased to showcase a blog piece which is part of a series of regular posts on the Trellis blog for science community managers interested in diversity, equity and inclusion. This installment was authored by Rosanna Volchok, … Continued

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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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