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8 Jun 2017
One of the biggest challenges in recruitment is to overcome unconscious biases. This handbook compiles a series of recommendations for a more fair, objective, and transparent recruitment process for senior leadership positions in science research institutes. Diversity is a key feature of a modern and successful workplace. It allows access to a larger talent pool, increases the number of ...
27 Apr 2017
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30 Mar 2017
libra_cake_bi.jpg Gender Equality - Why the whole is greater than the sum of its parts On 8th March 2017 the Babraham Institute hosted the International Women’s Day 2017 Symposium “Gender Equality: Why the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” . The event focused on how advancements in gender equality benefit everyone and why men are critical to drive change. david.png.jpg One of the ...
28 Mar 2017
Welcome reception: distributing flyers with alumna profiles The Gender Balance Committee at CRG decided this year to use the 8th of March, International Women's Day, to profile women scientists, and at the same time to promote CRG alumna who are now in independent research positions. To increase the impact of the flyers, they were not spread at the commonly used dissemination desks of the ...
27 Mar 2017
This month, two postdocs initiated a peer-support group at BRIC . The concept of the goup is based on the famous LEAN IN platform specifically developed to promote gender equality at leadership positions. The current 20 participants are divided into two support circles, including researchers at different levels of their career (PhD students, postdocs, assistant professors, staff scientists), from ...
Marijke Lein
27 Mar 2017
marijke-lein_small.jpg By Marijke Lein, HR Director, VIB , Belgium On January 26th 2017, together with the other HR experts of the LIBRA partner and associated institutes I participated in the LIBRA workshop on “Best practice in gender-inclusive recruitment processes” at CeMM in Vienna, Austria. The aim of the workshop was to give training and first-hand insight into the topic of unbiased ...
20 Mar 2017
In 2006, there was a major breakthrough in stem cell research - Japanese researchers discovered that it is possible to “reprogramme” specialised adult cells into cells that behave like embryonic stem cells, which were termed induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). iPSCs share common features with embryonic stem cells (ESCs), such as being pluripotent and having the capacity to differentiate to ...
19 Jan 2017
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16 Jan 2017
The PhD class of 2016 at Institut Curie received their diplomas in a special Graduation ceremony on December 13th. 48 PhD students defended their thesis this year, 32 of them were women – that means that 65% of PhDs at Institut Curie were awarded to women!
16 Jan 2017
A programme offering mentoring, networking, and training on (self-)leadership. LIBRA has designed this program as an opportunity for ambitious female scientists to get ready for the next career step as an independent researcher. Call closed Application deadline was 7th of March application_guide_cdc.pdf application_guide_cdc.pdf leaflet_cdc.pdf leaflet_cdc.pdf cdc_online.png The Current Situation ...

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