Women in Technology - Friday Links 28 February 2020

Feb 28, 2020

It's Friday, so that can only mean one thing! It's time for the WIT Friday links:

Things to click:

"Practical, positive steps men can take to challenge our norms and help
create a better, healthier and more inclusive culture of masculinity."
https://www.catalyst.org/2020/02/05/challenge-toxic-masculinity/

Times are changing!
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/world/europe/scotland-pads-tampons.html

Katherine Johnson, Nasa mathematician portrayed in Hidden Figures, dies at 101
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/24/katherine-johnson-nasa-mathematician-hidden-figures-dies-101?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Girls excel in STEM courses
https://www.newtimes.co.rw/news/girls-excel-stem-courses

Things to watch:

Where is all the antimatter? | Unsolved Mystery in Physics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzioEVQN4Dg&t=2s
This is a YouTube interview with LHCb and ALPHA researchers discussing matter-antimatter asymmetry for Dr Becky's YouTube channel. Featuring Dr Mark Williams (LHCb), Dr Tara Nanut (LHCb) and Dr April Cridland (ALPHA).
Dr Becky Smethurst is an astrophysicist researching galaxies and supermassive black holes at Christ Church Collegue at the University of Oxford. Dr. Becky also presents videos on Sixty Symbols and Deep Sky Videos.

How women from Nicaragua participated in the Sandinista revolution to free their country
https://youtu.be/JFkR3SAo12I

A courageous and determined young woman talks about her experiences going through Female Genital Mutilation and the need to undergo a reconstructive surgery on her genitals.
https://youtu.be/CuAY4OLZ3K4

Be a lady, they said (of course if you still haven't seen it :)
https://vimeo.com/393253445

Things to read:

New article by Pauline Gagnon, available on arXiv, describing the scientific contributions of Mileva Maric Einstein and dedicated to International Day for Women and Girls in Science and Technology
http://arxiv.org/abs/2002.08888

WIT Events:

WIT Talk "Self-esteem, self-confidence and self-defense", by Sandrine Rohrer.
(Sandrine has 15 years of experience in neuropsychology, she is a teacher of self-esteem and self-defense courses to women and young people and even a private plane pilot !)
~ With thanks for the financial support from the CERN Diversity and Inclusion Programme ~
https://indico.cern.ch/event/892762/


Theatre:

7 mars à 19h30
La Comédie de Ferney
Soirée Improvisation
Thématiques : #Harcèlement, #droits des femmes, #discriminations
Match d'improvisation par la Troupe d'impro de l'EVS animée par Jean-Jacques Merrien (restitution de l'atelier de la semaine).
Tickets: https://etickets.infomaniak.com/shop/qlvxdwPMhy/

Cinema:

Journée Internationale des Droits des Femmes : free cinema
« Les Invisibles » au Bordeau

À l’occasion de la Journée Internationale des Droits des femmes, une séance gratuite et ouverte à tous est proposée le dimanche 8 mars à 14h pour (re)découvrir le film "Les Invisibles" de Louis-Julien Petit.

Dimanche 08 mars 2020 14h
Theatre Bordeau, Saint-Genis-Pouilly
https://www.saint-genis-pouilly.fr/agenda/journee-internationale-des-droits-des-femmes-projection-gratuite-pour-tous


Call for volonteers:

Forum des Metiers - College de Prevessin - 3 Avril 2020
Les parents organisateurs de «Forum des Métiers » à l’attention des élèves de 4emes (13/14 ans) recherchent des professionnels dans le domaine scientifique :
- Dessinateur/euse industriel
- Physicien/ne
- Ou tout autre profession liée au domaine scientifique
etant très actives dans la recherche de talents féminins avez-vous des personnes intéressées à partager leur passionnant métier avec nos élèves de 4e ?
Il aura lieu le 3 avril de 13h30 à 16h30 dans une ambiance bonne enfant avec un petit café de bienvenue!

(I think knowledge of French is requirement, please don't hesitate to contact us!)

Reminder:

#EachForEqual

Send us your #EachForEqual pose! Equality is not a women's issue, it's a world's issue.
- Find a partner(s), mixed groups are encouraged
- Find a photographer
- Make a #EachforEqual pose: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme
- Upload your photo, vertical if possible, by March 4th at https://cernbox.cern.ch/index.php/s/kYghVGKwN81YGSN
Let’s make a call to accelerate women’s equality on March 8th: WIT@CERN https://www.instagram.com/wit.at.cern

 

We wish you nice sunny weekend! Be safe and try to enjoy snow and a nice weather outside!


Orignally posted by Oksana

on behalf of the WIT steering committee
 


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