Women in Technology - Friday Links 15 May 2020

May 17, 2020

 

🔠WIT Discuss Forum

 

We encourage to share your thoughts, life stories, write there for an advice you need or even just to chat:

https://wit-discuss.web.cern.ch/

 

🎥Movie Night ideas

 

https://womenlovetech.com/must-watch-movies-that-promote-women-in-stem/

🖥#SHECANCODE ideas

 

https://shecancode.io/coding-games

 

🌞Links to click over weekend

 

"Career tips" from strong female leaders:

https://www.euronews.com/2020/05/12/coronavirus-showing-yet-again-why-the-world-needs-more-strong-female-decision-makers-view

 

Many female academics say juggling their career with coronavirus childcare is overwhelming.

(It was already there before but Covid has really highlighted it now….). Read more here:

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/may/12/womens-research-plummets-during-lockdown-but-articles-from-men-increase

 

"COVID" is female? Check an article on the Academy Francaise determination that “Covid 19” is a feminine noun:

https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/entry/pour-lacademie-francais-il-faut-dire-le-covid-19_fr_5eb56339c5b62d0addad9af8

https://www.thelocal.fr/20200511/covid-19-is-officially-feminine-say-french-language-guardians

 

Interesting study that found that language skills are more impactful when learning programming than maths skills. This coupled with the fact that languages are statistically more popular with girls than maths could mean that shifting the teaching method to focus on language could be a good way to encourage more girls:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-60661-8

Unemployment coronovirus aftermath (but the fact that they invented a name "shesession" for it it's even worse):

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/09/us/unemployment-coronavirus-women.html

 

🔖Diversity and Unconscious Bias Courses

 

Unconscious Bias Course:

https://www.edx.org/course/unconscious-bias-from-awareness-to-action-2

 

Diversity and inclusion courses at CERN Training Catalogue:

https://lms.cern.ch/ekp/servlet/ekp?TX=STRUCTUREDCATALOG&CAT=EKP000000453

 

Diversity and inclusion courses at Udemy Business:

https://info.udemy.com/rs/udemy/images/UdemyforBusinessCourseList.pdf

 

(You can try to access Udemy courses as well as  others with Short-term CERN Udemy licences.

These licences will expire on August 31 and are cheaper than the regular licences, so they are perfect for those learning needs that you can and would like to address now.

To use this opportunity, click the Link to Udemy for CERN on LearningHub and specify in the Comments field the course from the Udemy for business portfolio that you are interested in.)

 

 

🗓LHC Soft Skills Workshops



The second of the LHC Soft Skills Workshops will take place on June 3, starting at 17:00 CEST, and will be dedicated to CV writing. It plan to touch on aspects of CV writing for academia as well as for industry, and the differences between the two. Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the event is going to be online only.



We will start with a presentation by two experienced recruiters (Muriel Colson and Rocio Alot), followed by a round table discussion with invited panelists and a Q&A session with open questions from all participants.



To participate in this workshop, you need to register via the Indico page at

<https://indico.cern.ch/e/LHCSoftSkillWS2>



During registration you will have the opportunity to submit questions that you would like to be addressed by our panelists during the round table discussion.

The deadline for registration is Friday, May 29.

 

We wish you a wonderful weekend!!!

 

Oksana

on behalf of WIT steering committee


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