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.


20 Apr 2016

For the second time, gender equality was a topic at the annual FCC meeting, this time taking place in Rome, Italy last week. The one hour working group, lead by the CERN Diversity Office dealt with how to embed gender equality efforts into the collaboration from the start.


10 Apr 2016

In 2014 and 2015, at the instigation of the CERN Diversity Office, social science researchers, namely Dr Klea Faniko, in collaboration with Prof. Naomi Ellemers and Prof. Belle Derks (all currently with Utrecht University (NL)) carried out a research study amongst CERN contributors, examining different factors influencing the career of junior scientists. Interviews and surveys were conducted at CERN with junior and senior scientists, investigating questions such as: How can supervisors support the career of junior scientists? What is expected of a good supervisor? Can mentoring programmes facilitate the career of scientists at an early stage of their career? What is expected of a mentor? How can mentors support junior scientists to advance in their career? What about work-life balance? Are there different perceptions and expectations between men and women at CERN?


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