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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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 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 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 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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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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