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STEM Gender Equality Congress

STEM Gender Equality Congress taking place at the Seminaris CampusHotel in Berlin on 8-9 June 2017. Please check the congress website for details: www.stemgenderequality.com

Gender equality is one of the most significant issues facing academia and business today and the congress recognises this by addressing the key issues facing the management of gender equality practices, policy, projects or culture.

Bringing together leading science, industry, policy and government delegates from Europe and around the world, the congress will provide an opportunity to learn from thought leaders who are driving the most successful gender equality policy and programs in the world.

With a line up of dynamic and high-profile keynotes and speakers, the SGEC 2017 program is filled with though-provoking addresses, high-level panel discussions and case studies along with informative poster sessions and exhibitions, important policy developments, and an opportunity to network with others who are facing the same challenges trying to balance gender equality in STEM around the globe.

Some of the high profile figures already confirmed to speak at the Congress are Dr. Brigitte Mühlenbruch, President, European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS), Dr. Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS and Co-chair of the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on S&T for Development, Dr. Annette Schmidtmann, Head of Department for Scientific Affairs, German Research Foundation (DFG), David Ruebain, Chief Executive, Equality Challenge Unit & Athena SWAN Charter, Prof. Gloria Bonder, Director Global Network, UNESCO Chairs on Gender.

Attendees will benefit from a highly pertinent program covering a wide range of themes including; ‘Addressing unconscious bias’, ‘Promoting gender equality in Horizon 2020’, ‘Inclusion of the gender dimension in research and science’, ‘Embedding equality throughout the organisation’, ‘Gender-fair recruitment and retention strategies’ and ‘Supporting a culture of gender equality and research excellence’.

For the full SGEC speaker line up and program and to register, please visit https://stemgenderequality.com/
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