As part of the activities commemorating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11th of February), the SRUK London constituency is pleased to present this free event on Women and Global Challenges: Gender Equality in STEM.
WHERE: Room 834, Institute of Education, UCL, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL
WHEN: Saturday 2ndFebruary 2019, 10:00 – 14:00 GMT
We will cover the impact of Gender Equality, United Nations´ Sustainable Development Goal #5, in STEM disciplines in the UK and Spain. Three outstanding speakers will explore the current situation in both countries where gender inequality prevents girls to engage in STEM disciplines and young women to remain in academia through its many aspects: lack of gender and ethnic balance, access to education, pay gap, online absence, etc.
As a second part of the event, and connected with the above, we will hold a roundtable on the real impact that campaigns to encourage girls into STEM disciplines, as well as work-life balance initiatives have in the UK and Spain. Initiatives such as the Athena Swan will also be reviewed, with the idea to discuss what is and is not working, and suggest improvements.
This event will be a great opportunity to be inspired by the need for diversity and inclusiveness in STEM disciplines, and to reflect on how research methodology needs to change in order to have a real impact on everybody.
This is a child-friendly event.
10:00 – 10:25 Registration
10:25 – 10:30 Welcome and Introduction by Dr Lorenzo de la Rica (London Constituency Director, SRUK)
10:30 – 10:50 Dr Jessica Wade, Research Associate, Department of Physics, Imperial College London.
10:50 – 11:10 Dr Pavel Ovseiko, Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy and Management, University of Oxford.
11:10 – 11:30 Dr Ana Puy, Director of the Women and Science unit, Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Universities, Research, Development & Innovation, Spain.
Roundtable: Increased representation of women in STEM
11:35 – 12:35 Roundtable and Q&A session with Dr Pavel Ovseiko (Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy and Management, University of Oxford), Dr Jessica Wade (Research Associate, Department of Physics, Imperial College London) and Ana Puy (Director of the Women and Science unit, Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Spain).
12:35 – 12:50 Concluding remarks
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch, Coffee, Drinks and Networking