More Women in Research: A Call for Action


Organized by the AU Junior Researcher Association (JRA), this conference is part of The Gender Bias in Research: C3 - Course, Coaching, and Conference - project, which is led by the JRA and sponsored by the Committee for Research and External Cooperation.

2018.10.17 | Amy Louise Bretton

Date Fri 16 Nov
Time 09:00 21:00
Location AIAS Auditorium & Hall, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C & Kvindemuseet i Danmark, Domkirkepladsen 5, 8000 Aarhus C

#MoreWomenAU #GenderBalanceAU

Developing strategies for gender balance at AU

As part of the project The Gender Bias in Research: C3 - Course, Coaching, and Conference, women junior researchers attend a course on how to overcome gender bias. The project has also provided them with an opportunity to receive career guidance from a coach and gender specialist.

At the More Women in Research: A Call for Action – conference – which is the concluding part of the project - the stage is set for a broader discussion on gender biases and how they can be overcome.

Today, women represent more than a half of the total scientists during the training and early-career years. However, their presence decreases at high research and management positions. At Aarhus University, only one out of five professors is a woman, lagging behind other European and Scandinavian countries in gender equality. In this conference, we aim to provide a forum for successful discussion on how to move towards a more balanced representation of women at our university.

We also aim to gather input for the next AU action plan for more women in science as well as discuss mechanisms to ensure accountability in the implementation of the plan. Gender biases have a strong negative impact on research and research institutions, for both women and men. Therefore, having men and women work together to help resolve gender bias in research is necessary. We strongly encourage the university community – both men and women – to attend and engage in this conference.

 

· Read more about the project: The Gender Bias in Research: C3 - Course, Coaching, and Conference


Day Program: AIAS Auditorium & Hall, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C  

9.00 - 9.15   Registration and Coffee

9.15 - 9.30   Opening

9.30 - 10.15   Trends in academic career path – Why is gender balance so difficult?

  • Karin Kjær Madsen, Head of Secretariat, The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy (DFiR)

10.15 - 10.30   Coffee Break

10.30 -11.15   Status on the AU’s action plan for more women in research 2016-2020 - What and why                                   things have (not) been done?

11.15 - 12.00   What does the Association for Gender Research (Foreningen for Kønsforskning) and                                      other external actors do to promote gender equality at universities?

  • Inge Biehl Henningsen, Lecturer Emerita, University of Copenhagen and Association for Gender Research (Foreningen for Kønsforskning)

12.00 - 13.00   Lunch and Networking

13.00 - 14.30   Academic life stories and panel discussion with women researchers role models at AU

  • Arts: Lotte Meinert, Professor MSO at Department of Anthropology
  • Business and Social Sciences: Dorthe Berntsen, Professor and Center leader at the Center on Autobiographical Memory Research (CON AMORE), Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
  • Health: Lise Wogensen, Vice-dean at Health
  • Science and Technology: Trine Bilde, Professor at Department of Bioscience

14.30 - 14.45   Coffee Break

14.45 - 15.45   Workshop: Calling for Your Action – to develop AU strategies for gender balance

15.45 - 16.00   Closing

Evening Program: Kvindemuseet i Danmark, Domkirkepladsen 5, 8000 Aarhus C  

19.00 - 20.00   Dinner Reception at Kvindemuseet

20.00 - 21.00   Guided tour at Kvindemuseet

Registration

We have now reached our capacity limit - and the official registration is closed.

We value your interest and recommend you subscribe to a waiting list by sending an email with your name, position and affiliation (faculty, department, center) to jrdp@au.dk. Deadline is Wednesday 14 November 12:00.

This program has been developed by the AU Junior Research Association and Sharon Elliott of the Researcher Development Partnership, as part of the project The Gender Bias in Research: C3 - Course, Coaching, and Conference, related to the initiative Gender Bias in Research at Aarhus University.

Project Leaders:

Alejandra Zaragoza Scherman, Assistant Professor at the Center on Autobiographical Memory Research (CON AMORE), Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Ada Pastor Oliveras, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Bioscience

Anna Le Gerstrøm Rode, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Management

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