Women In Technology - Friday Links - 29nd January 2021

@mypetcephalopod "What if Disney princesses studied STEM? What field would they be in?"

Happy Friday!

How are you all doing? We hope you are all healthy and safe at home.
Here our collection of the week to entertain you in this cloudy and rainy weekend!


  • Super Sema channel on YouTube: easy and funny science experiments to do with your kids!
  • Four ways men can support their female colleagues remotely. How many are you already doing?
  • A coloring book for all ages showcasing how many shapes a science career can really take.
  • Five centuries of fascinating female creativity presented in a book with more than 400 compelling artworks
  • Proxima is a movie about a woman trying to balance her work as an astronaut with her family life as mother. Have you watched already? Here the trailer.

All around the world

  • 🇬🇧 How would you define 'woman'? Even the Oxford Dictionaries have problems on this matter.
  • 🇨🇭 La vie (fictive) d'Emma, une héroïne suisse du XXe siècle
  • 🇮🇹 L'etichetta dei jeans che dice "Give it to your woman".......
  • 🇺🇸 Lebowitz talks to her friend Scorsese about living in New York City: Pretend It's a City on Netflix.
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia becomes the only country in the world led by a woman president and a woman prime minister
  • 🇮🇳 The story of Piplantri, an indian village where 111 trees are planted every time a girl is born
  • 🇫🇷  Zimmermann : « Les quotas de femmes dans les conseils d’administration ont transformé la gouvernance des entreprises »

Swiss TecLadies & WIT


  • FR: Mercredi 27 février, une trentaine de mentorées du programme Swiss TecLadies ont pu découvrir les activités du CERN à travers cinq présentations de femmes inspirantes et poser toutes leurs questions à Maria, Aurianne, Eva, Keziban et Ana. Physiciennes, ingénieures mécanique, doctorantes en optique, elles ont présentées aux jeunes filles rien de moins que la plus grande machine sur terre, ses accélérateurs de particules et les projets de recherche sur lesquels elles travaillent et qui les passionnent.
    Même si nous savons à quel point les jeunes filles de notre programme sont brillantes et intéressées,  leur pertinence et leur engagement continuent à nous bluffer, nous sommes fières de vous les filles – il y a certainement quelques futures chercheuses dans la cohorte 2020-21 de Swiss TecLadies !
  • EN: On Wednesday 27 February, around thirty mentees from the Swiss TecLadies program were able to discover CERN's activities through five presentations by inspiring women and ask all their questions to Maria, Aurianne, Eva, Keziban and Ana. Physicists, mechanical engineers, doctoral students in optics, they introduced the young girls to nothing less than the largest machine on earth, its particle accelerators and the research projects they are working on and which they are passionate about.
    While we know how bright and interested the young girls in our program are, their relevance and commitment continues to blow our minds, we're proud of you girls - there are certainly a few future researchers in the 2020-21 cohort of Swiss TecLadies!

Job opportunities & learning

Have a great weekend!

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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