EU Parliament

Women are weaker, smaller and less intelligent”?!?

A member of the EU Parliament just said that women are “weaker, smaller and less intelligent” after comparing migrants to “excrements” and making a Nazi salute in the chamber. *Enough is enough, sign the petition with one click to suspend him from Parliament:* *sign now <https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/eu_toxic_mep_loc/?bjisgab&signup=1&cl=12069560747&v=89757>* A member of the European Parliament just said that […]

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Part Time Staff Required at Epistem UK

Position The Purchasing officer is responsible for placing the orders that the staff of Epistem require to fulfil their jobs. We are a bio-science company and so a lot of the purchases are related to lab work, and the Purchasing officer would be expected to have prior knowledge of scientific equipment and consumables. The job […]

Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar

Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar Women in the workplace – next steps for policy and best practice  with Jo Swinson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and Sharron Pamplin, HR Director, UK & Europe, Atkins and Sally Brett, TUC; Gillian Howard, Employment Lawyer; Carole Kitching, Newcastle College; Professor Suzan Lewis, Middlesex University; […]

WISE Leadership Training for Women in STEM

 

10th January 2014, London

This is an exciting opportunity for individual women to benefit from expert leadership training designed to be life changing and inspirational. Meet fellow professionals; enjoy an empowering experience and return to work ready to take on anything! This one day course is designed for women at the early stages of their career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), and takes place on Friday 10th January in central London at the IBM South Bank from 10am (arrival from 9.30am) until 5pm. (more…)

25 Female STEM Superheroes of Today

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MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 29: (L-R) Botswanian Minister of Communications, Science and Technology Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Malaysian Minister of Women, Family, and Community Development Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, German Labour and Social Affairs Minister Ursula von der Leyen and publisher Hubert Burda attend the Digital Life Design women conference (DLDwomen) at Bavarian National Museum on June 29, 2011 in Munich, Germany. The conference features discussions, case studies and lectures and brings together an extraordinary group of international high-profile speakers and more than 500 participants from business, media, technology, society, health, education, politics and science. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

There are so many women working in STEM fields right now who are living role models and can be superheroes for young girls today, if only they knew of their existence (more…)

Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a phrase some may call a cliché while others might ask ‘What’s the big deal?’ about it. As a concept it is indeed a big-deal, otherwise it wouldn’t have been spoken of for so many years and gained an ever-increasing number of proponents. The beauty of determining a ‘work-life’ balance is that […]

Sheffield’s first ever Suit Swap

Teaming up with leading Sheffield sole parents’ charity SCOOP Aid, various women’s charities and The Moor, they are bringing this special event to help job seeking women throughout the city. Working Women founder, entrepreneur and business women Christina Lima Trindade says, “The idea is that business women from all over the city donate an item […]

Mentoring Scheme for Women in Science

[youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/tp3687xsGbY”] The BPS mentoring scheme for women, organized jointly by the BPS Women in Pharmacology committee and the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET (Science, Engineering & Technology), has been running since 2005. The aim is simple: to provide mentors to individuals so that they can confidentially discuss a wide range of issues that might influence their […]

Gender Equality and Development

  The World Bank’s annual report World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development published on  September 19th  surprises by its findings, particularly when reporting  4 million excess of female deaths worldwide: “4 million girls and women are missing in developing countries as compared with their counterparts in developed countries” said Robert Zoellick, President of […]

BBC report suggest that subtle messages in the media put women off Science

A BBC report from Hannah Richardson, suggests that women are being put off working in and studying science by “subtle” messages in the media and society

“UKRC research suggests women scientists are stereotyped. They are portrayed as either frumpy, glasses-wearing cartoon geeks or uber-sexy, Bond-film glamour pusses – who shake their hair out of their specs once they have split the atom.”

Even if women are determined to find their place at an academic institution, problems can arise if they decide to have children. (more…)