“Gender and diversity management in research” conference in Stuttgart
On May 7-8, 2015, Fraunhofer IAO is hosting the Gender and diversity management in research conference as part of the EU-funded project STAGES (Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science). The conference focuses on equal opportunity in the workplace, specifically in the research environment.
How can we embrace equal opportunities for women and men in research and in business? Why is gender and diversity management strategically important for success? How can implementing structural changes improve equal opportunities in scientific and industrial research?
These are the sorts of questions that the STAGES (Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science) project aims to address. Having worked on the EU project for over three years, project partners will now present their results and the milestones reached at the Gender and diversity management in research conference to be held in Stuttgart on May 7-8. As well as providing insights into the developed methods, results and objectives, the conference will also provide a forum in which experts from other research institutions, universities and companies can contribute their ideas.
Creating acceptance for equal opportunity
Often, the first thing we associate with the notion of equal opportunities is the ability to balance our private and professional lives. But equality encompasses much more than just being able to work part time or take advantage of child care options.
This is why, besides examining measures for and barriers to the reconciliation of private and professional life, the conference is also seeking to address questions including: how gender awareness can be integrated into research; what influence organizational culture has on the acceptance of equal opportunity measures; and how the success of such measures can even be determined. The conference will also include keynote speeches given by representatives of research institutions and companies.
The event will provide insights and opportunities for discussion relating to current research, and will present practical experience gained in the following topic areas:
- Gender-aware organizational culture at universities and non-university research institutions
- Gender-aware organizational culture: Women in management and ratios of women in the workplace
- Evaluation of gender-related measures: Practical examples, concepts and key statistics
- Career advancement for women
- Reconciliation of private and professional life: Barriers and measures, networks and platforms
- Gender-aware research
Conference target audience
The conference is aimed at scientists from universities, other research institutions and corporate research centers for whom the issues of equal opportunity for men and women and gender and diversity management are important factors. The conference will be held in German.
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone +49 711 970-2124
New Service Development
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone +49 711 970-2219
Juliane Segedi | Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO
“3rd Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP 2018” Attracts International Experts and Users
09.11.2018 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT
On the brain’s ability to find the right direction
06.11.2018 | Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e.V. (DZNE)
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving "magnetic reconnection"--the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion--in the Earth's magnetotail, the magnetic environment that trails behind the planet.
Magnetic reconnection has remained a bit of a mystery to scientists. They know it exists and have documented the effects that the energy explosions can...
Biochips have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna), on which tissue can be produced and examined. This allows supplying the tissue with different substances in a very controlled way.
Cultivating human cells in the Petri dish is not a big challenge today. Producing artificial tissue, however, permeated by fine blood vessels, is a much more...
Faster and secure data communication: This is the goal of a new joint project involving physicists from the University of Würzburg. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds the project with 14.8 million euro.
In our digital world data security and secure communication are becoming more and more important. Quantum communication is a promising approach to achieve...
On Saturday, 10 November 2018, the research icebreaker Polarstern will leave its homeport of Bremerhaven, bound for Cape Town, South Africa.
When choosing materials to make something, trade-offs need to be made between a host of properties, such as thickness, stiffness and weight. Depending on the application in question, finding just the right balance is the difference between success and failure
Now, a team of Penn Engineers has demonstrated a new material they call "nanocardboard," an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square...
09.11.2018 | Event News
06.11.2018 | Event News
23.10.2018 | Event News
16.11.2018 | Health and Medicine
16.11.2018 | Life Sciences
16.11.2018 | Life Sciences