L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards Ceremony PhD Poster Competition

The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science were launched in 2007 and provide flexible and practical help to female post-doctoral researchers. For the first time, we are inviting ten female PhD students in the fields of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences to present a poster of their research at the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards Ceremony at the Royal Society in London on 22nd June 2016.

https://www.womeninscience.co.uk/news/PhD-Poster-Competition

The ‘Leaky Pipeline’

Gender bias is widespread and needs to be acknowledged and addressed by the scientific community. In this Guest Editorial, M. Resmini, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the Queen Mary University of London, describes how supervisors can play an important role in addressing the ‘leaky pipeline’, namely, the progressive loss of capable women from STEM disciplines.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chem.201600292/full

Exhibition: The Match Women’s Strike 1988

The Match Women’s Strike 1988:
Alison Marchant’s ‘Wall Paper History’ revisited
Tuesday 23 February – Saturday 7 May 2016

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

In 2016, to mark Women’s History Month, Alison Marchant and Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives will re-stage her 1988 exhibition, which includes original prints, etchings and collages inspired by archival imagery.

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Happy International Women’s Day!

We’re calling on you to #PledgeForParity and BCSWomen to tweet your pledge with @bcswomen

Life as a Female Pharmacologist in Academia – Prof. Amrita Ahluwalia

The first WISE@QMUL event of 2016 saw vascular pharmacologist and WISE Award holder, Prof. Amrita Ahluwalia, take to the stage at the Charterhouse Square campus. Well-known as an engaging and entertaining speaker, even the change from the usual location at the Mile End campus didn’t deter the crowd.

The tone of the talk was set early on: although Amrita had no doubt that the enjoyment of science experienced by men and women was the same, women, she said, had a trickier time navigating the career progression than men. Addressing this problem is something she has dedicated a lot of her life to.

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Movie screening: CODE – Debugging the Gender Gap

Date: 11th May 2016
Time: 6pm
Room: Fogg Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus

The movie is 80 minutes long and will be followed by a discussion. There is also going to be wine and nibbles, so please RSVP so that we can provide enough catering:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/codedebugging-the-gender-gap-tickets-24954514625

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