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21 Jun 2017
Last May 15th the Gender Equality Plan (GEP ) team at the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) convened for one of the scheduled periodic meetings. The meeting was the occasion for discussing the state of the art of the actions as well as for sharing views and perspectives on the impact of the GEP ten months after its official launch. All team members agreed that the GEP implementation is still ...
21 Jun 2017
MDC has established a peer-support group to further support and guide postdocs through their career development, as well as to make them more self–confident and more self–aware of their own skills. I took the initiative to create the group based on the LeanIn platform, after exchanging with Séverine le Bras, the LIBRA manager at BRIC, who started such a group earlier this year at BRIC. Read more ...
21 Jun 2017
“Responsible Research” lecture series To help raise the profile of the gender equality discussion at CeMM , we invited gender expert Anna Beninger from Catalyst Inc., USA , to present to the whole institute as part of the CeMM “Responsible Research” lecture series. anna_beninger_presents_at_cemm.jpg Her talk, entitled “ Why Diversity Matters: A Win-Win for Institutions and Individuals ”, was very ...
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 ...

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