11 Nov 2016

Since 2014, CERN offers a professional opportunity for keen scientific or engineering talent with a common experience: a temporary absence from the field. 


31 Oct 2016

The new annual report by the CERN Ombudsperson, Sudeshna Datta-Cockerill has been published.

21 Oct 2016

ATLAS Outreach and Peter Jenni, together with the CERN Diversity Office invited Dr Tasneem Husain to spend a week of interactive encounters around science at CERN.

05 Oct 2016

The Diversity Newsletter for September 2016 has just been published, including news on our activities, interesting reads and our upcoming events. Read it here.

15 Sep 2016

Time and Venue: Tuesday, 4 October 2016 at 3:30 PM in Room Georges Charpak (Room F / 60-6-015)

Tasneem Zehra Husain is a string theorist and the first Pakistani woman to obtain a PhD in this field. She is very active in advocating education in Pakistan: she helped setting up a Science and Engineering School in her home town Lahore, conducts educational workshops for science teachers, and also contributed to anthologies of science writing for adults and kids.

05 Aug 2016

For the second time, CERN's Diversity Office facilitated a work group on the topic of gender inclusive teaching in the framework of the CERN High School Teacher Programme.

08 Jul 2016

The brochure compiles comprehensive information on support structures to enhance working life at CERN, including balancing work and home life, support for families and measures to ensure an inclusive and respectful work environment. The updated brochure contains all new diversity related measures of the 2015 5-yearly review and is aimed at CERN staff members. There is an overlap with measures that are available to other CERN members of the personnel.

30 May 2016

After two years, six successful editions and plenty of positive feedback, we are happy to announce the 7th edition of our Diversity in Action workshop.

11 May 2016

On Tuesday, the Diversity Office together with the CERN PACMAN project welcomed three girls from the International School in Geneva to support them in their school project on female stereotypes in the workforce. Their goal was to find out how to battle stereotypes regarding traditionally male and female professions at their school by interviewing Kristin Kaltenhäuser, from the CERN Diversity Office, Tommaso Portaluri and Silvia Zorzetti from the PACMAN project.

01 May 2016

In 1981 Mary K Gaillard became the first woman on the physics faculty at the University of California at Berkeley. Her career as a theoretical physicist spanned the period from the inception — in the late 1960s and early 1970s — of what is now known as the Standard Model of particle physics and its experimental confirmation, culminating with the discovery of the Higgs particle in 2012. Her book A Singularly Unfeminine Profession recounts Gaillard's experiences as a woman in a very male-dominated field, while tracing the development of the Standard Model as she witnessed it and participated in it.


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