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Join the most influential thought leaders in gender equality for 2 days of inspiring speakers, pertinent case studies, networking and knowledge collaboration.

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Day 1 - 8th June 2017

  • Track chaired by Dr. Raphaëla Kitson-Pantano, Vice-President, Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF)

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

  • Shared keynote: UNESCO’s Promise : Priority Gender Equality as a Common Thread – Saniye Gülser Corat, Director, Division for Gender Equality, Office of the Director-General, UNESCO

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

  • Shared: 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

  • 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

  • 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 – Prof. Jennifer Love, Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women Faculty, University of British Columbia – Professor Belinda Colston FRSC, Director (Science), Eleanor Glanville Centre, University of Lincoln

  • 12:45:

  • Keynote address: The impact of gender diversity in research teams on research and innovation performance – Prof. Martine Rahier, Vice President, European university Association

  • Session 2:
    Embedding equality throughout the organisation

  • A regional approach to addressing the needs of STEM women academic faculty: benefits and challenges of a multi-institutional model – David Goldstein, Principal Investigator of the LEADER Consortium, Wright State University

  • Improving gender equality in higher education: Strategies and action plans – Dr. Kathryn Waddington, Head of Department of Psychology, University of Westminster

  • 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


Day 2 - 9th June 2017

  • Track chaired by Cheryl Miller, Cofounder and Executive Director, Digital Leadership Institute

  • Welcome Tea and Coffee and Poster Display commences

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

  • Shared Keynote: Gender Equality: Economic and political empowerment of women worldwide – Prof. Gloria Bonder, Director Global Network, UNESCO Chairs on Gender  

  • Shared: Gender dimension: Why it is so important for the relationship between science and society – Dr. Maren A. Jochimsen, European Platform Women Scientists

  • Tea & coffee break

  • Session 1:
    Equality in STEMM

  • Working to align political, business and academic stakeholders in achieving gender equality – a perspective from Portugal – Elza Pais, Congresswoman and President of the Sub-Commission for Equality and Non-Discrimination, Portuguese Parliament, Portugal

  • Gender segregation in education, training and the labour market – emerging findings from the Beijing Platform for Action report – Lina Salanauskaite, Researcher, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)

  • Strategies and opportunities to partner with and engage men – Allyson Zimmermann, Executive Director, Catalyst Europe AG

  • Presentation title to be confirmed – Gabrielle Bischoff, President of the Workers’ Group, European Economic and Social Committee

  • 13:00:

  • 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

  • Checking our assumptions – What gets measured gets done
    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   – Dr. Zara Nanu, CEO, Gapsquare

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

  • 17:00:
    Congress ends

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