Women In Technology - Friday Links - 26th March 2021

Gemma Correll is a brilliant cartoonist and illustrator who offers commentary on our times with her artwork. Don’t miss her Feminist Activity Book that will fuel your feminist rage, remind you to laugh once in a while, and bring you one step closer to an egalitarian utopia, or whatever.


More women in STEM at CERN

Do you want to share your ideas on what can be done to increase women representation at CERN in STEM careers? This is what we have collected so far. You can join our Mattermost channel to share your thoughts. In the meantime, this can serve as an inspiration:


The Future at Five: How do gender stereotypes affect five-year-olds' ideas about their future?

Gender equity will not be achieved quickly if children continue to copy the gender norms of their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. While some barriers in perceived possibilities are breaking down, gender norms are evident in young children’s views of their future.

The OECD’s International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study asked over 4,000 children what they wanted to do or be when they grow up. Most children had a definite idea of the type of the job they would like and were keen to share their views.
Know more about the study and what some experts say about this topic here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=286770979462126


Gender bias

Gender bias in academia is alive and well. Identifying and understanding the distinct patterns of gender bias is the first step towards ensuring that bias does not derail your career. This on-line gender bias training teaches you to identify the four basic patterns of gender bias.



Participation des femmes à la transition numérique. Défis et solutions dans le secteur informatique

La Commission fédérale pour les questions féminines CFQF réunit scientifiques, politicien·ne·s et économistes lors d’un webinaire public, dans le but d'identifier les défis, trouver des solutions et échanger des bonnes pratiques.


29 mars 2021, de 19h30 à 21h00. Inscrivez-vous!





CERN Ombuds
We would like to welcome Laure Esteveny in her new role as CERN Ombudsperson replacing Pierre Gildemyn as of 15th April. We take the opportunity to wish Pierre all the best in the future. We hope we will have the chance to meet him again in a future WIT event when we can all be back on site!
We had the chance to talk to both of them in the past on our WIT Talks. The talk with Pierre on 11th June 2018 was recorded: https://indico.cern.ch/event/727989/

And do not miss Pierre’s latest article in the Bulletin:

Sexism: let’s face the factshttps://ombuds.web.cern.ch/blog/2021/03/sexism-lets-face-facts

Last Call
WIT Mentoring

The deadline to apply is 31st March 2021.


For more information about WIT Mentoring, please, check:


WIT Survey & Annual Review

Last chance to participate in our survey:


Remember to join us next week to know more about what happened in 2020 and what will happen in 2021: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1014848/





Do you have a software engineer or physicist background with passion for heterogeneous computing? Join us and contribute to the development of high-performance event reconstruction algorithms. Take part!


CASUS has opened two positions, in collaboration with the Patatrack team, with a focus on heterogeneous computing and performance portability.



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