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Day 1 - 8th June 2017


  • Congress Registration and Poster Display commences – Tea and Coffee.


  • Shared keynote: Saniye Gülser Corat, Director, Division for Gender Equality, Office of the Director-General, UNESCO


  • Research-oriented standards on gender equality – Dr. Annette Schmidtmann, Head of Department for Scientific Affairs, Germany Research Foundation (DFG)


  • Tea & coffee break

  • Session 1:
    Gender equality in careers, gender balance in decision-making, and the integration of the gender dimension in the content of research


  • Best practice in sex and gender equality policy and training within research funding – lessons and transfer of knowledge – Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Scientific Director, Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research


  • Addressing gender imbalance in workplaces, academia and STEM disciplines; what will it take? – Prof. Cobie J Rudd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), Edith Cowan University


  • Building support for women into your programs and structures: Best practice examples –  Havidán Rodríguez, Ph.D, Founding Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


  • Panel session: Thought leaders from NGO, policy and academia share insight on gender best practice and success.
    Dr. Katrien Maes, Chief Policy Officer, League of European Research Universities
    – Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Scientific Director, Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

  • 12:45:
    Lunch


  • Keynote address: Policy and practice instruments to balance gender equality

  • Session 2:
    Embedding equality throughout the organisation


  • Training the next generation of women scientists: How to execute programs that deliver results


  • Improving gender equality in higher education: Strategies and action plans


  • Tracking your gender records and statistics: Demonstrating success – Dr. Wafa El-Adhami, Executive Director, SAGE


  • Tea & coffee break

  • Session 3:
    Supporting a culture of gender equality and research excellence


  • How to set up a smart and tailor-made evaluation framework for gender equality measures across Europe – Dr. Susanne Bührer, Head of Business Unit Policy Design and Evaluation, Fraunhofer ISI


  • The context and considerations of gender equality within peer review, evaluation, career tracking and programme management – Dr. Jean-Claude Worms, Chief Executive, European Science Foundation


  • Panel session: Improving gender equality through mentoring programmes – lessons learned from academia – Dra. Anna Berga i Timoneda, Chair of Woman in Science Committee – Inter-University Council of Catalonia – Candice J. Foley, NSF S STEM PI/Chair, Suffolk County Community College

  • 17:45:
    Congress drinks reception


  • Day 1 closes

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Day 2 - 9th June 2017


  • Shared keynote: Tracking your gender records and statistics – demonstrating success – David Ruebain, Chief Executive, ECU & Athena SWAN


  • Keynote: Gender dimension: Why it is so important for the relationship between science and society – Prof. Brigitte Mühlenbruch, President, European Platform Women Scientists


  • To be confirmed


  • Tea & coffee break

  • Session 1:
    Women in STEMM


  • The development and role of the European Institute of Gender Equality – Senior Representative, European Institute of Gender Equality (EIGE)


  • Case study on a female pioneer from STEM industry


  • Strategies and tools to address and combat unconscious bias, pay inequality and inaction


  • The critical role of mentoring in enabling success: Structured programs in academia and industry

  • 13:00:
    Lunch


  • Keynote: Leading in the New – a Catalyst for Equality and Diversity (subject to change) Payal Vasudeva, Managing Director, Human Capital & Diversity, Accenture

  • Session 2:
    Gender equality in STEM industries


  • Conclusions, insight and recommendations from the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2016 – Vesselina Stefanova Ratcheva, World Economic Forum


  • Presentation title to be confirmed:
    Aniela Unguresan, Co-Founder, EDGE Certified Foundation


  • Tea & coffee break


  • Panel session: The importance of industry in supporting gender equality in academia: Sharing best practice between industry and academia – Vesselina Stefanova Ratcheva, World Economic Forum   – Petra Jantzer, Managing Director and European Lead for Accelerated R&D Services (ARDS), Accenture   – Aniela Unguresan, Co-Founder, EDGE Certified Foundation (TBC)


  • Closing remarks from track chair: Creating an action plan for implementation and key take aways

  • 17:00:
    Congress ends


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