🙌New CERN Gender neutral of the Staff Rules and Regulations


Gender neutral of the Staff Rules and Regulations enters into force on 1 July 2021. See: https://cds.cern.ch/collection/Staff%20Rules%20and%20Regulations?ln=en

The updated version contains 90 (!) changes to remove all references to he/him/his, also Chairman etc, so that SRRs now read in a gender neutral manner.


The initiative for these changes has come entirely from the Diversity Roundtable members (promoted by WIT and other members), last year.


For now, only the English version has been modified. The French version has not yet been modified, due to the complexity of the French grammar: Translation and Minutes Group are studying the matter.


EU Gender Equality Strategy: Striving for a Union of equality (2020-2025) and first promising results (https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_358):



Check more interesting articles, analytics and opinions about Women’s Health and Gender Inequalities (the series was proposed by the United Nations University and the World Health Organization and commissioned by The BMJ): https://www.bmj.com/gender

  • How to attain gender equality in nursing—an essay ("Tackling stereotypes and assumptions that deter men from nursing is essential to meet the growing shortage of nurses and improve diversity"): https://www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n1232


🆒CERN Alumni


Two CERN Alumnae Straddling the Worlds of Research and the Medical Sector: check more about MARS Bioimaging's 3D colour X-ray scanner in Europe



🌷WIT events


Meet Women @ CERN (Summer edition)

by Ana Ventura Barroso (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE)) , Evangelia Gousiou (CERN) , Heather Gray (UC Berkeley/LBNL) , Keziban Kandemir (CERN) , Raluca Cruceru (CERN)


Saturday 10 Jul 2021, 11:00 → 12:00 Europe/Zurich


Join us to meet some of the women working at CERN!


(Please register at the link below and you will receive the zoom coordinates few days before the event)


We wish you a lovely 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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