Happy Monday! 

At cern we had a long weekend, so we decided to make 'Monday Links' this time.
We hope you enjoyed the weekend and got some rest.


  • Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship at Fermilab: a new fellowship opportunity for Black and African American postdoctoral scholars in the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center
  • Bio of Sofia Ionescu-Ogrezeanu, the first female neurosurgeon in the world
  • A brief history of the sports bra and the woman who invented it
  • “in a parallel universe” is a series of fictional images created by Eli Rezkallah, recreated from real ads in the mad men era, that question modern day sexism: showing it through a humorous light to spark a conversation through role play.
  • The fascinating story of the Mosuo people, one of the last semi-matriarchal societies in the world
  • Over 160 photos included in the new photo exhibition “Not A Woman’s Job?” of the United Nations Office at Geneva

From our community

  • A very interesting guide to allyship
  • Two days of women in cybersecurity events to connect cyber professionals and provide a platform for exchange
  • 2020 Annual Report by the previous CERN Ombud:
    The relative number of female visitors continues to be significant and represents colleagues from all categories of personnel – Staff Members, Fellows, Students and Users. Again, the question raised in previous years as to whether or not the CERN culture is fully supportive to women remains open, and some effort to educate colleagues as to evolving expectations of behaviour across genders in support of the Code of Conduct is highly recommended.

    If you also want to share something to the community, post it in our Mattermost channel or send it to us directly: wit-sc@cern.ch


  • WIT Virtual Coffee
    What? Let's have a coffee together!
    When? May 27, 2021
    Register at our indico page: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1034258/
  • CERN Colloquium by Prof. Monica Colpi
    What? The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) to explore the invisible universe
    Where? Recording available here
  • Baltic School of High-Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies 2021
    What? A school with focus on the fundamental aspects of high-energy physics theory and touching on the cutting edge research currently on-going.
    When? August 2 - 6, 2021
    More details, and the registration form, can be found at https://indico.cern.ch/event/1029085/
  • LHC Soft skills workshop: Personal statement and research proposal writing
    What? Fifth of these workshops serie with different panelists
    When? June 4, 2021
    Indico page to register and know more!

Have a good restart!


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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