Claudine Hermann

EPWS at the International Symposium on Education and Gender Equality

  This event was co-organised by the French Consulate in Boston, Wellesley (girls) College and Sciences Po (politiques) Paris. The speakers were from France, French-speaking Africa and of course the United States. This allowed fruitful comparisons between very different countries. Several former women ministers from Senegal and France gave brilliant talks. Prof. Claudine Hermann, EP...
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EPWS at the international Conference on Women in Physics

At the European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS), umbrella association working for the promotion of equal opportunities in the research fields of all scientific disciplines, over 35% of the members are from natural sciences. Thus EPWS has rather close contacts with professional organisations such as the International Union of Applied and Pure Physics (IUPAP). International conferences on ge...
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EPWS 2017 report to the French Ministry of Higher Education

  EPWS survey about academic statuses in various European Countries for the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation   Claudine Hermann, EPWS President   The purpose of this study is to inform the Office for Human Resources, Equality and Anti-discrimination Strategies of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) on diffe...
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Lunchtime Debate in the European Parliament on 6 September 2017

    At the invitation of Dr. Laima Andrikiene MEP, following an initiative of EPWS Board Member Prof. Dalia Šatkovskienė, the event gathered EPWS members and policy-makers on the theme “From Resolution to Realisation – The Impact of the European Parliament Resolution of 9.9.2015 on Women’s Careers in Science and University”. After a warm welcome by EPWS President Prof. Claud...
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EPWS 2016 report to the French Ministry of Higher Education

    STUDY ON THE OBSTACLES TO WOMEN CAREERS IN ACADEMIA AND ON THE SOLUTIONS PROVIDED BY PUBLIC POLICIES IN SEVERAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES (OUTSIDE FRANCE) 2016 report of the European Platform of Women Scientists - EPWS For the French ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research   Claudine Hermann, EPWS vice-president   INTRODUCTION The purpose of ...
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Breaking the glass ceiling for women and girls in science

    "Excellent science and innovation require the talents of both women and men. But there are still too few female scientists occupying top positions in scientific decision-making." Prof. Claudine Hermann, Vice-President of the European Platform of Women Scientists and Honorary President of Femmes & Sciences, writes "Breaking the glass ceiling for women and girls in sci...
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EPWS: an example of an umbrella network and of cooperation between women scientists across Europe

On March 25th 2015, in Warsaw, Poland, Prof. Claudine Hermann delivered a talk about EPWS and its mission. An article based on the talk is now available, published in the Polish Academic Journal of Sociology.   ABSTRACT We wish to show in this contribution that equality is not yet reached between female and male scientists in Europe: thus improving the situation of women scientis...
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Childcare Policies in Science: Euroscientist

   EPWS Vice-President Prof. Claudine Hermann has been interviewed for a recent article on Euroscientist - Inadequate Childcare Policies Affect Scientists’ Careers. The article, by Janna Degener, investigates the difficulties faced by women scientists in balancing their career with raising children, providing a number of examples of European policies that frame this issue. "The is...
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European Physical Society : Colloquium Women, Science and Technology

The colloquium Women, Science and Technology held in Poitiers, France, from 27-28 January 2014, focussed on the diagnosis of gender issue at a regional scale and on the perspectives and impacts on practical experience from the national and European stakes. It was co-organised by French association Femmes & Sciences, a member of the European Platform of Women Scientists [EPWS].On 27 January 201...
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Striving for gender equality in the sciences: leadership and representation

"Research shows that fewer women than men hold leadership positions in the disciplines of science,technology, engineering, and maths. International Innovation explores the factors behind underrepresentation, the initiatives required to boost entry, and the views and experiences of prominent women scientists on this important topic."In this interview with International Innovation, the leading globa...
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