Claudine Hermann – The Portrait of a Pioneer, SPEAR project’s new podcast

Daughters of Marie, SPEAR project’s new podcast series is the celebration of all these women who, like the Marie Sklodowska Curie, the women in science par excellence, excelled in disciplines historically dominated by men. Women who shaped our history, went against the tide, personified new roles, and broke the rules because multiplying categories where women can play a role is the only way to dismantle stereotypes and achieve equality.



The daughter of Marie of this episode is Claudine Hermann, the first woman ever appointed Professor at Ecole Polytechnique, President of the European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS, co-founder and the first president of the association Femmes & Sciences. Claudine is the very first inspiring woman in science of the Daughters of Marie podcast.

Speakers: Claudine Hermann and Jelena Lazic.

The podcast was written and produced by Jelena Lazic in collaboration with Claudine Hermann.


Listen to the podcast


SPEAR is a H2020 project which aims to initiate institutional change in nine European Research Performing Organisations (RPOs). The project’s core objectives are the following: 

  • increasing the number of RPOs with implemented Gender Equality Plans (GEPs),
  • removing barriers and improving career prospects for women in academia,
  • improving the gender balance in decision-making bodies and
  • strengthening the gender dimension in research content.

Visit SPEAR’s website and get more insights.

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