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Inspiring women: Scaling up women’s entrepreneurship

  Panel discussion on 25 April titled "Inspiring women: Scaling up women's entrepreneurship". Chancellor Merkel discusses with Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, IWF director Christine Lagarde and Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to US president Donald Trump, how to promote female entrepreneurship on a larger scale around the world. Watch the Full Video "The G20 countries have set ...
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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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Travel Grant – International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Supporting Women in Physics in Developing CountriesAnnouncement from the IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics  (IUPAP is the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) We have received funding to launch a new round of the IUPAP/UNESCO program to fund the attendance of women from developing and eastern European countries at regional or international conferences and schools.  ...
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Debating Europe – Work / Family Balance

Prof. Claudine Hermann, Vice-President of EPWS, was recently interviewed by Debating Europe about the work /family balance in Europe and the different approaches across the Union.Concerning the number of women in University science studies, Prof Hermann said:" The percentage of women science students in universities is high, but the people who end up in the most senior positions are mostly men. Th...
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Nature Magazine’s Sexism: editorial

"Earlier this year, we published a Correspondence that rightly took Nature to task for publishing too few female authors in our News and Views section (D. Conley and J. Stadmark Nature 488, 590; 2012). Specifically, in the period 2010–11, the proportions of women News and Views authors in life, physical and Earth sciences were 17%, 8% and 4%, respectively. The authors of the Correspondence had tak...
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Report: Women Get Fewer of the “Hot Jobs” Needed to Advance

Catalyst, a leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business, released its November 2012 report, Good Intentions, Imperfect Execution? Women Get Fewer of the “Hot Jobs” Needed to Advance,  where it examines the impact of leadership development—both formal programs and on-the-job experiences—on high potentials’ career advancement. It specifically inve...
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Women, research and universities: excellence without gender bias

  Main authors: Katrien Maes, Chief Policy Officer of LERU, Jadranka Gvozdanovic, Head of the Gender Equality Commission at the Universität Heidelberg, Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Rector at the Universiteit Leiden, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Former Vice-Rector at Lunds universitet, Brigitte Mantilleri, Head of the Unit for Gender and Equality at the Université de GenèveA powerful and internation...
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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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Open Letter to Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

Dear Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn,The European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS would like to express its serious concern about the contradictory and sexist messages sent out by the European Commission campaign “Science: It’s a girl thing!” that aims to attract young girls and women into science. We fully acknowledge that the aim of this campaign is extremely important and timely, and EPWS warmly...
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