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02/11/2021 - 02/11/2021 | Berlin

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and the Max Debrück Center (MDC) invite you to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February by joining us for a film screening of "Picture a Scientist" followed by a keynote speech and a panel discussion. We are looking forward to discuss with our guests and you what changes are needed to make the culture and structure in science more diverse, equitable and open to all.

In the current pandemic situation we see more than ever the key role of science in providing solutions to the challenges we face as a society. And it is clear, that scientific discovery needs diverse perspectives in order to achieve innovative results at the highest level. Appropriate consideration of women or members of underrepresented groups in science at all levels broadens perspectives and opinions and thus contributes to outstanding research.

Up to now women are still underrepresented in science, especially in leadership positions. Women make up half of the PhD students on average, but only every fourth professor in Germany is a woman. Biases and gender stereotypes, but also structural barriers in the scientific system make it more difficult for women to succeed in science. Women more often than men have temporary contracts, work part-time and get paid less for the same kind of work. Citation rates for men are higher, hiring procedures favor men about women and we can observe.

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Filmscreening "Picture a Scientists" 9 February 6:00 pm CET - 12 February 6:00 pm CET

11 February 2021

- 4:00 pm CET - opening and welcome by Prof. Dr. Baum, scientific director BIH, and Prof. Dr. Grassmann (administrative director MDC)
- 4:15 pm CET - keynote speech Prof. Dr. Marieke van den Brink
- 5:15 pm CET - panel discussion on gender equality in science
- 6:30 pm CET - interactive online networking



Karin Höhne

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02/11/2021 04:00 - 02/11/2021 07:00

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all interested persons



Subject areas:

Social studies

Types of events:

Presentation / colloquium / lecture, Seminar / workshop / discussion




Michelle Tuong


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