We would like to send a warm happy birthday to our Director General, Fabiola Gianotti, whose birthday was yesterday 29th October. WIT has collaborated with Eleonora Adami, scientist and artist, whom we have featured in previous Friday Links, to create this portrait. Image credits go to her (http://brushandpipette.com/).



Gender Equality Index 2020 

The Gender Equality Index (https://eige.europa.eu/gender-equality-index)  is a tool to measure the progress of gender equality in the EU, developed by European Institute for Gender Equality. It gives more visibility to areas that need improvement and ultimately supports policy makers to design more effective gender equality measures.

For more details, please, check: https://eige.europa.eu/gender-equality-index/2020/country

Digitalisation is changing our lives. It has made many things faster and easier, but has it improved everyone’s life?

The Gender Equality Index 2020 has a special focus on the effects of digitalisation on the lives of women and men. It looks at the emergence of new types of jobs organised through online applications, including ride-hailing services, food delivery, software development, translation or household cleaning services. It also examines the broader consequences for gender equality, from rising cyber violence against women and girls, to gender bias in Artificial Intelligence. We also look at whether technological solutions contribute to a more even sharing of care at home.

For more details, please check: https://eige.europa.eu/gender-equality-index/thematic-focus/digitalisation/country


BlackInPhysics week to build community, increase visibility

Taking place on Twitter and in webinars, #BlackInPhysics week features events geared toward Black physicists, the entire physics community and the general public.




Making Science more equitable

Physicists Tim McKay is the head of Sloan Equity and Inclusion in STEM Introductory Courses (SEISMIC) project, A new collaborative project that aims to make introductory STEM courses successful for everyone.



How LGBT+ scientists would like to be included and welcomed in STEM workplaces

Steps that peers and institutions can take to make laboratories, conferences and lecture halls safe and inclusive spaces.



“We have a right to be at the table” four pioneering female peacekeepers

In October 2000, the UN security council adopted resolution 1325 – the first resolution that acknowledged women’s unique experience of conflict and their vital role in peace negotiations and peacebuilding. Twenty years on, we speak to four women helping keep the peace around the world.




Witness History

WIT has selected a set of podcasts featuring prominent women figures within the BBC podcast series Witness History.





Just don’t be a Z, just don’t be a zombie and let the world pass you by!

Six-year-old Robert Samuel White and his father Bobby came up with the “You Can Be ABCs” of careers, rapping about a different career for every letter of the alphabet.



Tu seras Mère, ma fille

De la Première Guerre mondiale à nos jours, le statut de la femme n’a cessé d’évoluer entre amour, interdictions, sexualité, douleur de l’accouchement, domination masculine, instrumentalisation et progrès médicaux, sociaux et politiques. Les femmes, en effet, ont mené bien des combats dans un monde dominé par les hommes et sont les actrices incontournables de la grande histoire de notre pays. Mais les femmes sont-elles totalement libres un siècle plus tard ? Ce documentaire, riche et émouvant, rappelle la place de la femme et l’héritage précieux et fragile qu’elle porte.

Dimanche 1 Novembre 14h03 https://www.rts.ch/programme-tv/#/schedules/2020-11-01



Help us improve our outreach material - Pixel pARTicles

WIT was present in the last edition of Fete de la Science 2020 (https://home.cern/news/news/knowledge-sharing/cern-activities-capture-publics-interest-fete-de-la-science) We would like to thank all the volunteers who participated. It was a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet people from the community. We have followed up on the feedback received by some of the volunteers and we have improved the existing Pixel Art material to introduce Particle Physics related content. In particular, we have created some pixel art for fundamental particles. If you are interested, please, have a look and send us your feedback and ideas before we share it on-line and use it in future events. You can send an e-mail to wit-outreach@cern.ch 

Pixel pARTicles can be found here: https://cernbox.cern.ch/index.php/s/v4hlaLhcurg8wdJ


Happy Halloween to all the WIT members and bon courage for the next weeks!

Maria on behalf of Women in Technology Steering Committee

About the Women in Technology (WIT) Community: The aim of this community is to provide an environment in which women are not in the minority when interacting with technology. Our objectives are: to encourage women to play the role of expert; to provide a supportive learning environment; and to build a network between the Women in Technology here at CERN. WIT welcomes members from all genders and all technical fields. Visit cern.ch/wit

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