14 Sep
16 Sep

Workshop: Gender equity

Opening hours / Beginning:

14 September 2022 - 16 September 2022


Online / Lecture Hall 2U01 Leopoldstraße 13 80802 München

Gender equity in academia: a first aid kit


The goal of the workshop is to bring together specialists in the field of gender studies in STEM and science researchers. In the workshop, we expect the former specialists to educate the latter on the current problems related to women in STEM, starting with an overview of the present situation and culminating with the exposition of research-backed personal actions and policy making for the rapid achievement of gender-equity in scientific research. Complementarily, STEM researchers who have actively contributed to a more egalitarian academia will share their past experiences and ideas for the future. By the end of the workshop, participants will ideally be aware of the main challenges faced by women pursuing a career in science research, as well as efficient overcoming strategies, and they will hopefully be inspired to take on an active attitude to the subject.

The first day will introduce the topic on a general basis, establishing the relevant nomenclature and providing inspiring examples of past actions. The second day will concentrate on the current obstacles derived from power and gender dynamics. The third day will be devoted to the thinking of what a gender egalitarian academia entails, emphasizing the prevention of sexual harassment.


All ORIGINS members, including graduate students, early career and senior researchers, as well as administration employees. Additionally, the workshop will be open-access. Hence, everyone with an interest is welcome.


The workshop will be hybrid, with speakers and participants joining from both Zoom and in-person.

Keynote lectures:

  • Rohini Godbole: Life of a young scientist, what helps / hinders
  • Tana Joseph: Evolution of gender equity in academia
  • Maria Rentetzi: Gender and physics
  • Mirjam Spies: Sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky: Sociology of gender, power and knowledge
  • Hiromi Yokoyama: Social factors keeping women away from physics


  • Alessandro Bello
  • Tonya Blowers
  • Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
  • Sarah Tuttle

Invited Speakers:

  • Brian Henning
  • Audine Laurian

Regardless of your way of attendance, a registration is required. For more information, please vistit the event's website.

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