Women In Technology - Friday Links - 12th February 2021

Greetings all,


In case you had not noticed, 11 February is The International Day of Women and Girls in Science and we have compiled some Friday links on the topic for your weekend entertainment.


The International Day of Women and Girls in Science @CERN.


A very successful social media campaign was conducted by the CERN Social Media team, in conjunction with several CERN women engineers and scientists and across all CERN’s channels. A huge thank you to all who participated !


https://twitter.com/CERN/status/1359798401924276225: 77,5k views on Twitter and LinkedIn.


https://facebook.com/cern/posts/3703910443029607 :This post reached 90k people with more than 1k likes (top 10% of best content): 


The 25 stories posted on Instagram and Facebook gained 650k views, which is above the average on the platform: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18002881828180149/


There were also two Instagram « split-screen »  lives yesterday, with four fantastic hosts. The first one from CMS in connection with INFN, and the second one from ATLAS in connection with STFC. 7000 live viewers  tuned in for the first live and 6600 for the second one. If you missed the lives, the recordings have been posted on CERN’s Instagram channel: https://www.instagram.com/cern/ 



Inspiring the younger generation:

Women scientists and engineers presented their work in local schools – in person and online – to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science



Visit the fabulous, new WIT website for more resources to inspire girls



The superb WIT photo collection makes its way into the renowned Italian newspaper ‘Repubblica’


Women and Girls in Science: Challenges on a global scale

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Fotografía archivo particular de Mongabay Latam


The Challenges Encountered by Four Latin American Women Scientists



STEM subjects fail to retain female academics

Studies have shown that the cost to the UK economy of losing Women from STEM academic roles is a huge £2 billion a year. Across STEM subjects, 33% of the intake at undergraduate level is female, and in biology that figure is much higher. Yet only 9% of women make it to professor level. So why are STEM subjects still failing to retain female academics? Listen from 00:42


Women in STEM: Challenges and determinants of success and well-being


The challenges continue elsewhere…..


Women are the biggest losers in the wake of the Pandemic


On the Cover of New York Magazine: All Work, No Pay

Period poverty


FLESH Trailer:
Five women, each in a different stage of their life, share experiences about their relationships to their bodies and how others perceive them in this powerfully intimate mixed-media animated documentary from Camila Kater.


Full video here: https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000007491017/carne.html


Things can change.

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photo: unwomen.org

Women in science who are making a difference during the pandemic

The Conversation
Women crunching numbers, featuring Emma Haruka Iwao and Anne-Marie Imafidon


Postage stamp to honor female physicist who many say should have won the Nobel Prize

BBC Sounds podcast In Our Time featuring the French mathematician Emilie du Châtelet



Wishing you a wonderful weekend

on behalf of the 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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