Women In Technology - Friday Links - 05th March 2021



Happy Friday!

How are you all doing? Do you feel spring is coming? Are you excited about our first injection?
Here our collection for this week, have a good reading!

Read, listen and watch

  • 'A hidden figure no longer': NASA officially (and finally!) names DC headquarters after Mary W. Jackson.
  • Photos coming alive thanks to AI! (Amelia Earhart and Marie Curie are some examples.)
  • A bbc podcast about why men rule the world
  • Viviana Maier was an amazing street photographer with a unique style. Read her Wikipedia page!
  • Has the pandemic changed fatherhood for ever?

Women in STEM fighting against covid-19

  • Kathrin U. Jansen is Head of Vaccine Research and Development at Pfizer
  • Mayra Guzman-Kaslow, the entrepreneur who started the first pharmaceutical company owned by Puerto Rican women in the US
  • Hemilton Bennet, Senior Director of vaccine access and partnership at Moderna
  • 8 more women in STEM who are forefront of the world’s response

All around the world

  • 🇺🇳 International Women's Day is coming.. Last year we celebrated in this way!
  • 🇫🇷  🇳🇿 France is following the New Zealand example about period products in schools
  • 🇨🇭 Family status on your CV? Apparently is common in Switzerland.......
    et questions et réponses sur l'interdiction de la burqua en Suisse
  • 🇮🇹 In Italia, festa della donna è anche mimosa
  • 🇺🇸 🇱🇧 Toni Breidinger is the first Arab American female driver to make her debut at Daytona International Speedway

Job opportunities & learning

  • Do you know any other WIT related groups?
    Share them in our Discourse channel!
  • Women in Quantum Summit IV
    What? Summit dedicated to Quantum Machine Learning
    When? 9-11 March
  • Virtual Seminar from Simon Gallow, Advocate for UK Women UN, at EMBL
    Topic? From crisis to recovery: achieving an equal future in a post-COVID-19 world
    When? 8 March at 5pm
  • LHC Soft skills workshop
    What? This time the topic will be "Interview skills for academia"
    When? 10 March at 1pm
  • Going to the moon (the real one!)
    What? Selection process to become a crew member
    When? Open now, mission in 2023
    Link to dearMoon!

Call for volunteers

  • Women in Data Science event
    The Geneva-branch of the online travel company Expedia Group is investigating the opportunity to host an event with Women in Data Science, a worldwide initiative aiming to inspire and educate data scientists and to support women in the field.
    On March 8th there will be a similar conference in Zurich and the aim now is to get organised for one on the French side of Switzerland at the end of 2021 or early 2022.
    The event would most probably be online, due to the COVID situation, and would consist of some keynote and technical talks and a posters session.
    If you would like to take part as a volunteer in this amazing organisation, please get in touch with Florian Hatt: fhatt@expediagroup.com
  • Django Girls workshop
    On Thursday 22 April 2021 evening and Saturday 24 April 2021, we are organizing a 100% virtual edition of Django Girls, a programming workshop for women aged 15 and over. Coached by CERN tutors, the participants will learn how to create a blog and deploy it on the internet.
    Registration for the volunteers is open until 22 March 2021. Fill the registration form here and spread the word!
    Full programme here.


We wish you a nice weekend with one last link in case you are missing going to bars.


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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