Gender balance: The role institutions play in fostering change

  In the eleventh of our interviews with key speakers who are presenting at SEC 11th -12th October 2018, Dr. Lesley Thompson talks about the role institutions play to foster change in gender balance.   Lesley Thompson joined Elsevier in 2015 and has the role of strengthening Elsevier’s relationship with senior leaders in the research world in … 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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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 Gender Unit at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya tackling gender inequality in STEM?

In the last of our interviews with key speakers who presented at SGEC 8th -9th June 2017, Sergi Fàbregues discusses how the Gender Unit at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya is tackling gender inequality in STEM.     Sergi Fàbregues is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Education at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain. He holds … Continued

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How is gender imbalance weakening the higher education system?

Dr Sally Everett discusses unconscious bias when it comes to the concept of a good leader, in the next of our interviews with key speakers presenting at SGEC 8th-9th June 2017     Dr Sally Everett is Deputy Dean (Quality and Student Experience) at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). She … Continued

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What are the key challenges facing female faculty?

      Dr Lynn Singer is Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Psychology at the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), US. She has directed a number of large research programmes, including a 19-year study of high-risk, preterm infants with … Continued

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