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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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 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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In the next of our SGEC interviews we hear from Dr Susanne Maria Schmidt about the work Accenture is doing to help businesses close the gender pay gap.

  Dr Schmidt is Managing Director Financial Services and Women Initiative Lead for Austria, Switzerland and Germany at Accenture. Susanne has been with Accenture since 2013, following a position as Senior Vice President at Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie, and as Managing Director of the largest German economic think tank, DIW Berlin. She is also … Continued

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Dr Kathryn Waddington and Deborah Husbands share their views on a need for proactivity in the development of female faculty, in the next of our interviews with key speakers presenting at SGEC 8th-9th June 2017

  Kathryn Waddington is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Westminster, UK. Her keynote at the SGEC will cover adopting a psychologically informed and evidence-based approach to institutional and departmental strategies, and actions that support continuous improvement in gender equality.   Deborah Husbands is a Senior Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher in the Psychology … Continued

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Global Research-focused Standards for Gender Equality

In order to encourage more women to transition from STEM study to industry and academia, many organisations, laboratories, universities, and advisory boards are increasingly seeing the benefit of dedicated gender-focused measures. For many research councils, the equal opportunities given to women in academia and science occupations delivers more significant content and, with the addition of … Continued

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