Women In Technology - Friday Links - 13/11/2020

Nov 17, 2020

Interesting links

 

Lucille Commadore Bridges, who in 1960 broke through the segregated education system of the Deep South by enrolling her 6-year-old daughter, Ruby, in an all-white elementary school in New Orleans and escorting her there during her first year of classes, died on Tuesday at her home in the Uptown section of New Orleans. She was 86.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/11/us/lucille-bridges-dies.html

 

Newly elected Democratic congresswoman Cori Bush talks about issues with business clothes etiquette: "The reality of being a regular person going to Congress is that it’s really expensive to get the business clothes I need for the Hill."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/11/what-to-wear-congress-cori-bush-aoc-women-politics-fashion?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

Our ability to treat and prevent many diseases would not be the same without cells taken from a young woman called Henrietta Lacks. How one woman's 'immortal' cells changed the world:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/how-one-womans-immortal-cells-changed-the-world/p08wr9gf

 

Are gender gaps due to evaluations of the applicant or the science?

A natural experiment at a national funding agency

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32611-4/

 

The Feminist Principles of the Internet are a series of statements that offer a gender and sexual rights lens on critical internet-related rights.

https://feministinternet.org/

 

🎇The opportunity offered by the American Physical Society (APS) and Women in Physics @ APS

 

Women in Physics groups help students develop their scientific communities, reduce isolation, and find mentors and advocates. Having the support of fellow members drives recruitment, retention, and career development for female physicists at all levels.

Grants are available for the creation of Women in Physics groups by undergraduate and post-graduate students. For the first time, the grants can go to non-American groups and students. The only requirement is that the group’s faculty advisor be an American Physical Society (APS) member (and they can easily sign up for that beforehand).

Your proposal should focus on recruitment and community building and may include networking, mentoring professional development, or other science-related activities. The purpose of these grants is to support the recruitment and retention of women in physics at the undergraduate level.

 

The deadline for submitting proposals to receive a Women in Physics group grant has been extended to 5:00 p.m. ET on November 18, 2020! Awardees will receive up to $1,000 to help create a new WiP group or expand an existing one.

https://www.aps.org/programs/women/scholarships/wipgrants.cfm?utm_source=extended_newopportuniy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wipgrants2020&utm_content=group-grants

 

📘Science for kids

 

Frontiers for Young Minds believes that the best way to make cutting-edge science discoveries available to younger audiences is to enable young people and scientists to work together to create articles that are both accurate and exciting.

https://kids.frontiersin.org

 

🎼Music

 

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS is the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.

https://sisterswithtransistors.com/

 

ART @ CERN

 

New artists for the Simetría residency at CERN and ALMA-ESO:

https://home.cern/news/news/knowledge-sharing/new-artists-simetria-residency-cern-and-alma-eso

 

🚺Inspiring women - Maria Sklodowska Curie

 

7 November was the 153-rd birthday of a role model, M-me Maria Sklodowska Curie.

Several years ago Mimoza Ristova, university professor, scholar, columnist novelist, playwright,  human rights activist and member of WIT community (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mimoza_M_Ristova) wrote a theater play about Maria Sklodowska Curie: "THE RADIANT LOVE OF MARIA SC", which had stage-readings in a La Virgule Theatre Festival in France, and in the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

Please find PDF copy of her play and enjoy your weekend: https://cernbox.cern.ch/index.php/s/YeVlGOyQgIjna2u

 

📚Books

 

How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story By Angela Saini

(Who still didn't read this book, we highly recommend it to check 💖)

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/553867/inferior-by-angela-saini/

 

 

🖥Women @ Startups and Venture Business

 

A lot of inspiration! (and some information to think about)

Infographic: The Rise of Women Startups

https://womenwhotech.com/startupinfographic

 

Mapped: The Top Female Founder in Each Country

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/top-female-founder-in-each-country/

 

Women Are Still A Rarity At Tech Unicorns, Survey Says

https://news.crunchbase.com/news/women-are-still-a-rarity-at-tech-unicorns-survey-says/

 

Women did not evolve against risk-taking and tech startups

https://geekfeminismdotorg.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/women-did-not-evolve-against-risk-taking-and-tech-startups/

 

🗒Events

 

“Ethics in science communication - Principles that guide Nature’s journalism & science publishing”

https://indico.cern.ch/event/972448/, Thursday Nov. 19th @ 16h30 on Zoom by by Dr Magdalena Skipper (Editor in Chief, Nature, University of Cambridge and University of Nottingham (GB))

 

 

We wish you a lovely weekend,

Oksana.

on behalf of the WIT steering committee

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