We have a new WIT section in the CERN library! Thank you to everyone who made this possible!!

Happy Friday everyone!

Read & Listen

  • An inspiring story about a woman, astronomy and an ongoing conflict.
  • A message from Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic woman astronaut, to Latinx STEM students.
  • The idea of beauty is always shifting. Today, it’s more inclusive than ever.
  • The Data + Feminism Lab uses data and computational methods to work towards gender and racial equity
  • Are videogames inclusive? A podcast, an online community and a book.
  • Today, Nanaia Mahuta is assuming the role of of Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand. She is the first Māori female minister in history.

More Books

  • "Data Feminism", by Lauren Klein and Catherine D'Ignazio
    Lauren Klein and Catherine D'Ignazio are the Directors of the Data + Feminism Lab.
  • "Women of Science" by  Gabriele Kass-Simon and Patricia Farnes
    This is a collection of essays dealing with contributions women have made to various scientific disciplines, written by women scientists in those disciplines.
  • "The Mind Has No Sex?" by Londa Schiebinger
    Exploring what the author calls the “scientific revolution in views of sexual difference.”
  • Special for WIT Trekkies: "The Autobiography Of Kathryn Janeway", by Una McCormack
    And for non-trekkies, here you can read why Kathryn Janeway was the best capitain

Sport, Cinema and more

  • Read and watch about Beatrice Vio, it's just amazing.
  • BBC podcast on Women in Sport
  • The 1973 battle of sexes in tennis, which then became also a movie
  • The story of the unstoppable Florence Chadwick
  • Did you know that Audrey Hepburn received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work for UNICEF?
  • Listen to the music of the Camerata Romeu, an all-female instrumentalist chamber music group.

Have a great weekend and stay healty,

on behalf of WIT 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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