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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 |Apr 16 |Apr 23 |Apr 30
May 7 |May 12 |May 21 |May 28
June 4 |June 11 |June 25
July 2 |July 9 |July 16 |July 23


23 July 2021

The registration for the next "Coffee with …" event is now open. This is 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 Tuesday, July 27th 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/1060896/

by Monday 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.

If you missed the previous editions, this is a good time to try!!


Outreach, Education and Diversity at the European Physical Society on High Energy Physics conference - 26th-30th July 2021

If you are interested in learning what's going on in other institutes and experiments regarding Outreach, Education and Diversity, do not miss the lectures and poster session during the upcoming European Physical Society on High Energy Physics conference. We will also be there! 

Timetable and Registration at: https://indico.desy.de/event/28202/


A survey for you

The joint Diversity Charter proposed by the consortia APPEC, ECFA and NuPECC (representing the astroparticle, particle and nuclear physics communities, respectively) set up a survey (password 2019JENAS) to facilitate the monitoring of the situation (https://www.survio.com/survey/d/X2C1N9U6B4T6X0H1M). The questionnaire takes about 2 minutes. There will be absolutely no coupling between the person who fills the form and the information used and disseminated by the consortia.


16 July 2021

A survey for you

The joint Diversity Charter proposed by the consortia APPEC, ECFA and NuPECC (representing the astroparticle, particle and nuclear physics communities, respectively) set up a survey (password 2019JENAS) to facilitate the monitoring of the situation (https://www.survio.com/survey/d/X2C1N9U6B4T6X0H1M). The questionnaire takes about 2 minutes. There will be absolutely no coupling between the person who fills the form and the information used and disseminated by the consortia.


Have you made an international career in Physics? Read here!

Together with colleagues from the DESY Dynament program, WIT is planning to organise a joint event to share with other colleagues about international careers. They are looking for a female physicist who has had the chance to work in several places all around the world, if possible in more than one continent, and would like to deliver a 15min lecture about her experience. The event will be on line, probably around October or November. Please, get in touch with wit-sc@cern.ch if you are interested! 


Outreach, Education and Diversity at the European Physical Society on High Energy Physics conference - 26th-30th July 2021

If you are interested in learning what's going on in other institutes and experiments regarding Outreach, Education and Diversity, do not miss the lectures and poster session during the upcoming European Physical Society on High Energy Physics conference. We will also be there! 

Timetable and Registration at: https://indico.desy.de/event/28202/


9 July 2021

Meet Women@CERN

This Saturday at 11h00 there will be the second edition of Meet Women@CERN where the WIT group will interview four remarkable scientists.

You will be able to get to know their path, success stories, moments of doubt and ask them your own questions.

The event is open to everyone; people outside CERN are particularly welcome to get a closer look at those who make CERN an exceptional working place.

https://indico.cern.ch/event/1052461/


A survey for you

The joint Diversity Charter proposed by the consortia APPEC, ECFA and NuPECC (representing the astroparticle, particle and nuclear physics communities, respectively) set up a survey (password 2019JENAS) to facilitate the monitoring of the situation (https://www.survio.com/survey/d/X2C1N9U6B4T6X0H1M). The questionnaire takes about 2 minutes. There will be absolutely no coupling between the person who fills the form and the information used and disseminated by the consortia.


2 July 2021

New CERN Gender neutral of the Staff Rules and Regulations


Gender neutral of the Staff Rules and Regulations entered into force yesterday, on 1 July 2021. See: https://cds.cern.ch/collection/Staff%20Rules%20and%20Regulations?ln=en

The updated version contains 90 (!) changes to remove all references to he/him/his, also Chairman etc, so that SRRs now read in a gender neutral manner.

The initiative for these changes has come entirely from the Diversity Roundtable members (promoted by WIT and other members), last year.

For now, only the English version has been modified. The French version has not yet been modified, due to the complexity of the French grammar: Translation and Minutes Group are studying the matter.


EU Gender Equality Strategy: Striving for a Union of equality (2020-2025) and first promising results (https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_358):


WIT events

Meet Women @ CERN (Summer edition)

by Ana Ventura Barroso (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE)) , Evangelia Gousiou (CERN) , Heather Gray (UC Berkeley/LBNL) , Keziban Kandemir (CERN) , Raluca Cruceru (CERN)

https://indico.cern.ch/event/1052461/

Saturday 10 Jul 2021, 11:00 12:00 Europe/Zurich

Join the meeting to meet some of the women working at CERN!



Something to read:


- Forging a path to a better normal for conferences and collaboration https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-021-01325-z


- The Future of Meetings: Outcomes and Recommendations https://zenodo.org/record/4345562#.YN7M_W6xVQI


- The University of Zurich has received the Swiss LGBTI Label. The label certifies that UZH embraces a culture of openness, inclusion and appreciation towards LGBTI people.

https://www.news.uzh.ch/en/articles/2021/swiss_LGBTI_label0.html


25 June 2021

We would like to thank all the participants of the last ECGD session during the LHCb week for the interesting and fruitful discussion. Huge thank goes to Eliot, Dylan and Nicole for helping us during the preparation!  We plan to update the ECGD GitHub with the most instructive information and open issues on this topic, so if you have anything in mind that we didn’t have time to discuss just let us know. 

We will keep you informed of any progress.


The registration for the next "Coffee with …" event is ongoing. This is 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 Tuesday, June 29th 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/1049215/

by Monday evening at the latest. If you missed the previous editions, this is a good time to try. 


The joint Diversity Charter proposed by the consortia APPEC, ECFA and NuPECC (representing the astroparticle, particle and nuclear physics communities, respectively) set up a survey (password 2019JENAS) to facilitate the monitoring of the situation (https://www.survio.com/survey/d/X2C1N9U6B4T6X0H1M). The questionnaire takes about 2 minutes. There will be absolutely no coupling between the person who fills the form and the information used and disseminated by the consortia. 


Something to read:


- Why ineffective diversity training won't go away: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210614-why-ineffective-diversity-training-wont-go-away?referer=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com


- Male Teachers Wear Skirts in Solidarity with Student Bullied for Fashion Choices

https://www.newsweek.com/male-teachers-wear-skirts-solidarity-student-bullied-fashion-choices-1598657?amp=1


11 June 2021

You are all cordially invited to our next ECGD session during the LHCb week. 

It will be on Tuesday at 16:15 CEST (https://indico.cern.ch/event/1000115/#b-421383-ecgd) and it will be devoted to: “How can we support our transgender and non-binary colleagues”. Join us to have a fruitful discussion :)


Do not miss the next WIT talk: < WIT > "Anti-Harassment Framework and Support Structures" by Louise Carvalho


- 7 inventions that would not exist without black women


• GPS - Dr. Gladys West (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_West

• Illusion Transmitter - Valerie Thomas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Thomas)

• A more durable hairbrush - Lyda Newman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyda_D._Newman

• Feeding tube - Bessie Blount Griffin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_Blount_Griffin

• Laserphaco probe for cataract treatment - Dr. Patricia Bath (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Bath

• Fruit press - Madeline Turner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeline_Turner

• Clothes Wringer - Ellen Eglin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Eglin


4 June 2021

This month is the PRIDE month! It is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements. 

Lern more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_pride.


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 :)


28 May 2021

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 :)


Some other news:

  • LHC Soft skills workshop: Personal statement and research proposal writing
    What? Fifth of these workshops serie with different panelists
    When? June 4, 2021
    Indico page to register and know more!

21 May 2021

We have postponed  the 

   "Coffee with ..."

event by one week, and the registration is open again. Coffee with is 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 Tuesday, May 25th between 13:30-14:00 CET (right before the Tuesday meeting).

This is how it works: you sign up here (https://indico.cern.ch/event/1040677/overview)

by Monday 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.

If you missed the previous editions, it is always a good time to start!


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 :)


Some other news:

  • LHC Soft skills workshop: Personal statement and research proposal writing
    What? Fifth of these workshops serie with different panelists
    When? June 4, 2021
    Indico page to register and know more!
  • Carolyn B. Parker Fellowship at Fermilab: a new fellowship opportunity for Black and African American postdoctoral scholars in the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center

12 May 2021

We have opened the registration for the next

   "Coffee with ..."

event - 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 Tuesday, May 18th between 13:30-14:00 CET (right before the Tuesday meeting).

This is how it works: you sign up here (https://indico.cern.ch/event/1039027/overview)

by Monday 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.

If you missed the previous editions, it is always a good time to start!


The note on "Results of the survey on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on LHCb scientists” is now public on CDS: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2752585/files/LHCb-PUB-2021-004.pdf. Take a look at it and distribute it to your colleagues at your home institution.

Here, we would like to also thank our referees, Monica Pepe-Altarelli and Matthew John Charles, as well as Chris Parks for the useful comments. 


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:


7 May 2021

At the next Tuesday meeting, the 11th of May, there will be a special topical presentation wherein contributions on the topic "meetings on the post-pandemic era”.

As this session will largely benefit from your opinions and comments, a longer time for discussion is scheduled. 

The agenda is posted here: https://indico.cern.ch/event/976806/

Do not miss it!


If you haven’t done it yet, please take a look at the public note on "Results of the survey on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on LHCb scientists”. We encourage all collaborators to read it (you can find it here) and to send to us any comment (lhcb-review-ECGD-covidsurvey@cern.ch) by May 10th. 

Here, we would like to also thank our referees, Monica Pepe-Altarelli and Matthew John Charles, as well as Chris Parks for the useful comments. 


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 :)


In order to promote female roles in STEM, WIT is actively contributing to social media campaigns showcasing women in science and technology and male allies supporting them.

We would like to identify a pool of volunteers willing to share in our social media channels their career choices, professional challenges and their great jobs.

 If you are interested, please drop us a short email with:

- Your Name & email address, valid for at least 6 months

- A short description of your career and your motivation


30 Apr 2021

On Tuesday we had the opportunity to present the public note on "Results of the survey on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on LHCb scientists”. We encourage all collaborators to read it (you can find it here) and to send to us any comment (lhcb-review-ECGD-covidsurvey@cern.ch) by May 10th. 

Here, we would like to also thank our referees, Monica Pepe-Altarelli and Matthew John Charles, as well as Chris Parks for the useful comments. 


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 :)


Do not miss the WIT Talk with Dr. Maria Girone, Openlab CTO

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 12:00 13:30

https://indico.cern.ch/event/888494/

Walking through the career path of Dr. Maria Girone, the talk will focus on ideas on how we can create a welcoming environment for women and minorities working in HEP (e.g. at any stage of their career) and how to attract more women to HEP, computing, and Big Data/AI world.


Something to read: 


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/apr/25/what-unconscious-bias-training-gets-wrong-and-how-to-fix-it


- How can one enhance personal knowledge of equality, diversity, and inclusion? By checking out the non-exhaustive list of online material and books on various aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion, courtesy of Loughborough University here. Including the very helpful: "How to say when it's not okay” (here)


23 Apr 2021

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 :)


Do not miss the WIT Talk with Dr. Maria Girone, Openlab CTO

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 12:00 13:30

https://indico.cern.ch/event/888494/

Walking through the career path of Dr. Maria Girone, the talk will focus on ideas on how we can create a welcoming environment for women and minorities working in HEP (e.g. at any stage of their career) and how to attract more women to HEP, computing, and Big Data/AI world.


Especially interesting for our younger colleagues, the PyHEP 2021 workshop will be fully virtual and will take place on July 5‒9. Registration is open, as well as abstracts submission, see https://indico.cern.ch/e/PyHEP2021. There are no registration fees nor a limit on the number of participants.


After a four-year term, Pierre Gildemyn is passing the Ombud’s baton to Laure Esteveny (https://home.cern/news/news/cern/new-face-cern-ombuds-office). We would like to thank Pierre for the excellent job done. The role of Ombunds (https://ombuds.web.cern.ch/sites/ombuds.web.cern.ch/files/2020-05/CERN%20Ombudsman%26%23039%3Bs%20mandate.pdf) is to provide an informal line of support for conflict resolution at CERN, to help people who are facing difficulties and personnel who feel uncomfortable in the work environment.


16 Apr 2021

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 :)


Do not miss the WIT Talk with Dr. Maria Girone, Openlab CTO

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 12:00 13:30

https://indico.cern.ch/event/888494/

Walking through the career path of Dr. Maria Girone, the talk will focus on ideas on how we can create a welcoming environment for women and minorities working in HEP (e.g. at any stage of their career) and how to attract more women to HEP, computing, and Big Data/AI world.


Something to read: 

- The first woman head of the National Research Council (CNR, Italy)

https://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2021/04/12/first-woman-head-of-research-council-tapped_6f983feb-31e4-48da-bfca-2ccc49d8afa0.html


- The first woman to lead the globe-spanning news agency in its 170-year history

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thomsonreuters-editor-idUSKBN2BZ2QU


-The first Arab woman for astronaut training

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-space/uae-selects-first-arab-woman-for-astronaut-training-idUSKBN2BY097


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.