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We prepare an ECGD newsletter, which the LHCb secretariat kindly attaches to the Weekly News that they circulate every Friday afternoon. For ease of access, we also collect these newsletters here below.

Please contact us if you have news that you would like us to include into one of our upcoming newsletters.


2021:
Mar 5 | Mar 12 | Mar 19 | Mar 26
Apr 2 |Apr 9


9 Apr 2021

The registration for the next

   "Coffee with …

event is OPEN - an opportunity to spend half an hour chatting with nice people, some of whom you might have never met otherwise. 

It will take place NEXT WEEK Tuesday, April 13th between 13:30-14:00 CET (right before the Tuesday meeting).

This is how it works: you sign up at https://indico.cern.ch/event/1025165/

by Monday 12th evening at the latest. We take the list of all registrations, split it "randomly" into small groups of participants and assign each group to a separate zoom room.

We'll send you the link to your zoom room on Tuesday morning.


IMPORTANT!!! PERMANENT WEEKLY SURVEY:

We want to monitor better the mood of the collaboration thanks to 5 questions that we will send every week. 

You can find the survey here: 

 https://lhcb-ecgd-survey.web.cern.ch

Connect there and login using the user ecgdsurvey and password LHCb$ECGD20 (try from a private browser if it doesn’t work).

All the information collected is anonymous and confidential. The survey takes 20 seconds, it would be really of great help if you can take the time to fill it every week.

Thanks a lot to all the people that already did it in the last weeks :)


The organisation of the next ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb career networking event 2021 has now started. The event will be in fall 2021 and we are looking for speaker suggestions. Speakers should have been associated with a CERN experiment (also non-LHC) for some time (PhD thesis, PostDoc, senior) and should have left academia more than a year ago. Thanks a lot for your help and thanks a lot to Olaf and Igor that are organising this event on behalf of LHCb!


Something to read:


- The Matilda effect (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_effect) is a bias against acknowledging the achievements of those women scientists whose work is attributed to their male colleagues. 

Examples? 

Nettie Stevens, an American geneticist who discovered sex chromosomes. 

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered the first radio pulsar but did not receive the Nobel Prize.

Lise Meitner, who had worked with Otto Hahn and had laid the theoretical foundations for nuclear fission.

- Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden

https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/aer.20160080


2 Apr 2021

The registration for the next

   "Coffee with …"

Event is OPEN - an opportunity to spend half an hour chatting with nice people, some of whom you might have never met otherwise. It will take place Tuesday, April 13th between 13:30-14:00 CET (right before the Tuesday meeting).

This is how it works: you sign up at https://indico.cern.ch/event/1025165/

by Monday 12th evening at the latest. We take the list of all registrations, split it "randomly" into small groups of participants and assign each group to a separate zoom room.

We'll send you the link to your zoom room on Tuesday morning.


IMPORTANT!!! PERMANENT WEEKLY SURVEY:

We want to monitor better the mood of the collaboration thanks to 5 questions that we will send every week. 

You can find the survey here: 

 https://lhcb-ecgd-survey.web.cern.ch

Connect there and login using the user ecgdsurvey and password LHCb$ECGD20 (try from a private browser if it doesn’t work).

All the information collected is anonymous and confidential. The survey takes 20 seconds, it would be really of great help if you can take the time to fill it every week.

Thanks a lot to all the people that already did it in the last weeks :)


The organisation of the next ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb career networking event 2021 has now started. The event will be in fall 2021 and we are looking for speaker suggestions. Speakers should have been associated with a CERN experiment (also non-LHC) for some time (PhD thesis, PostDoc, senior) and should have left academia more than a year ago. Thanks a lot for your help and thanks a lot to Olaf and Igor that are organising this event on behalf of LHCb!


26 Mar 2021

The organisation of the next ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb career networking event 2021 has now started. The event will be in fall 2021 and we are looking for speaker suggestions. Speakers should have been associated with a CERN experiment (also non-LHC) for some time (PhD thesis, PostDoc, senior) and should have left academia more than a year ago. Thanks a lot for your help and thanks a lot to Olaf and Igor that are organising this event on behalf of LHCb!


IMPORTANT!!! PERMANENT WEEKLY SURVEY:

We want to monitor better the mood of the collaboration thanks to 5 questions that we will send every week. 

You can find the survey here: 

 https://lhcb-ecgd-survey.web.cern.ch

Connect there and login using the user ecgdsurvey and password LHCb$ECGD20 (try from a private browser if it doesn’t work).

All the information collected is anonymous and confidential. The survey takes 20 seconds, it would be really of great help if you can take the time to fill it every week.

Thanks a lot to all the people that already did it in the last weeks :)


Last days to apply as mentees for the WIT Mentoring 2021 exercise. 

You need to login with your CERN account and submit your application form via: https://cda-surveys.web.cern.ch/form/mentoring-application-2021 

The deadline to apply is 31st March 2021

For more information about WIT Mentoring, please, check: 


Something to read:


- The OECD’s International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study (http://www.oecd.org/education/school/early-learning-and-child-well-being-study/) asked over 4,000 children what they wanted to do or be when they grow up. Most children had a definite idea of the type of the job they would like and were keen to share their views.  Know more about the study and what some experts say about this topic here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=286770979462126 


Something to play:


- Gender bias in academia is alive and well. Identifying and understanding the distinct patterns of gender bias is the first step towards ensuring that bias does not derail your career. This on-line gender bias training teaches you to identify the four basic patterns of gender bias.

https://genderbiasbingo.com/


19 Mar 2021

The Women In Technology group at CERN announced a Diversity Talk with James Purvis, head of Human Resources at CERN.

During the interview topics like Gender Pay Gap, parental leave and the challenges of recruiting a diverse workforce in a scientific environment will be discussed.

When? Friday 26 March 2021 at 12h (CET)

Where? Virtual world. The zoom link is on the indico page

Register: https://indico.cern.ch/event/867590/

During the registration, please let them know if there are specific topics you are interested in!


The organisation of the next ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb career networking event 2021 has now started. The event will be in fall 2021 and we are looking for speaker suggestions. Speakers should have been associated with a CERN experiment (also non-LHC) for some time (PhD thesis, PostDoc, senior) and should have left academia more than a year ago. Thanks a lot for your help!


IMPORTANT!!! PERMANENT WEEKLY SURVEY:

We want to monitor better the mood of the collaboration thanks to 5 questions that we will send every week. 

You can find the survey here: 

 https://lhcb-ecgd-survey.web.cern.ch

Connect there and login using the user ecgdsurvey and password LHCb$ECGD20 (try from a private browser if it doesn’t work).

All the information collected is anonymous and confidential. The survey takes 20 seconds, it would be really of great help if you can take the time to fill it every week.

Thanks a lot to all the people that already did it in the last weeks :)


Something to read for the weekend:

-  Pandemic burnout is rampant in academia: remote working, research delays and childcare obligations are taking their toll on scientists, causing stress and anxiety. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00663-2


- Women are harmed every day by invisible men https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/19/women-harmed-every-day-invisible-men


12 Mar 2021

This week we celebrated the International Women's Day!

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2021/mar/08/international-womens-day-around-the-world-in-pictures

This occasion should serve as a call to action for accelerating gender parity. According to UN, today, only 21 countries have women leaders and 119 countries have never had women leaders. At the current rate, parity in the highest decisions of power will not be achieved for another 130 years.

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/goal-of-the-month/

We invite all the diverse, strong, intelligent, talented people in our collaboration to ponder on the real meaning of the Women's day, as this cannot be only a women' fight.


Free Webinar "Banish The Imposter Syndrome"

On Friday 19th March from 12:30 - 14:00 CET, Thriving Talent (the same company that conducted the diversity and management training) will be hosting a FREE webinar to help 'Banish The Imposter Syndrome':

https://www.thrivingtalent.solutions/iwd-2021-imposter-syndrome-webinar

In the interactive online workshop, will be shared with you what imposter syndrome is, how it shows up, and the impact it may be having on your life. Participants will leave equipped with the tools to know how to address imposter syndrome and take back control.


The ECGD website is now updated, please take a look at it:

http://lhcb.web.cern.ch/ECGD_Office/ECGD-intro.html

Many thanks to Eli that took care of it and will keep it uptodate from now on!


IMPORTANT!!! PERMANENT WEEKLY SURVEY:

We now want to monitor better the mood of the collaboration thanks to 5 questions that we will send every week.

You can find the survey here:

https://lhcb-ecgd-survey.web.cern.ch

Connect there and login using the user ecgdsurvey and password LHCb$ECGD20 (try from a private browser if it doesn't work).

All the information collected is anonymous and confidential. The survey takes 20 seconds, it would be really of great help if you can take the time to fill it every week.

Thanks a lot to all the people that already did it in the last weeks :)


Something to read:


- Scientists want virtual meetings to stay after the COVID pandemic

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00513-1


-'Mansplaining, explained in one simple chart'

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20180727-mansplaining-explained-in-one-chart


- Reverse sexism - check the links inside with real-life interesting examples:

https://geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/Reverse_sexism


5 Mar 2021

IMPORTANT!!! PERMANENT WEEKLY SURVEY:

We now want to monitor better the mood of the collaboration thanks to 5 questions that we will send every week.

You can find the survey here:

https://lhcb-ecgd-survey.web.cern.ch

Connect there and login using the user ecgdsurvey and password LHCb$ECGD20 (try from a private browser if it doesn't work).

All the information collected is anonymous and confidential. The survey takes 20 seconds, it would be really of great help if you can take the time to fill it every week.

Thanks a lot to all the people that already did it in the last weeks :)


The fourth of the Soft Skill workshops will take place on March 10, starting at 13:00 CEST, and will be dedicated to interview skills for academia. It is planned to discuss interview skills for postdoc, tenure-track and permanent positions in academia. Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the event is going to be online only.

The agenda is still being finalized and will likely follow a similar pattern as the previous workshops, starting with a presentation, followed by a round table discussion with invited panelists and a Q&A session with open questions from all participants. The panel will consist of experienced interviewers and those who have recently secured a new position in academia.

To participate in this workshop, you need to register via the Indico page at

https://indico.cern.ch/event/1007082/

The deadline for the registration is TODAY Friday, March 5.


  • Women in Data Science event
    The Geneva-branch of the online travel company Expedia Group is investigating the opportunity to host an event with Women in Data Science, a worldwide initiative aiming to inspire and educate data scientists and to support women in the field.
    On March 8
    th there will be a similar conference in Zurich and the aim now is to get organised for one on the French side of Switzerland at the end of 2021 or early 2022.
    The event would most probably be online, due to the COVID situation, and would consist of some keynote and technical talks and a posters session.
    If you would like to take part as a volunteer in this amazing organisation, please get in touch with Florian Hatt: fhatt@expediagroup.com
  • Django Girls workshop
    On Thursday 22 April 2021 evening and Saturday 24 April 2021, we are organizing a 100% virtual edition of Django Girls, a programming workshop for women aged 15 and over. Coached by CERN tutors, the participants will learn how to create a blog and deploy it on the internet.
    Registration for the volunteers is open until 22 March 2021. Fill the registration form here and spread the word!
    Full programme here.