Description
Final meeting of a collaborative project (2017-2019), funded by the International Council for Science, of eleven major scientific international unions and organizations: findings, discussions, conclusions and recommendations.

Reducing the gender gap is a major challenge for the whole scientific community, in developed as well as developing countries, and concerns everyone, men and women.
The project has concentrated its efforts on three main tasks: the Joint Global Survey with 30,000 respondents (male and female) in more than 130 countries using 8 languages, the Joint Study on Publication Patterns analyzing comprehensive metadata sources of publications of more than 500,000 scientists since 1970, a Database of Good Practices for girls and young women, parents, and organizations.


TOPICS:

- Report on the findings and achievements of the three tasks of the  project, globally, by scientific discipline and by geographical zone
- Discuss and evaluate the results of the project.
- Formulate recommendations and discuss new initiatives.


SPEAKERS:

S. BADALONI, University of Padova
J.-P. BOURGUIGNON, European Research Council
C. BOBAN, Diversity Working Group,Wikimedia Strategy 2030
A. BROOKS, UNESCO (retired)
T. K. CAMP, Colorado School of Mines
K. CLANCY, University of Illinois
M. GOOS, University of Limerick
R. IVIE, American Institute of Physics
G. LOZANO, University of Arizona
L. MERNER, American Institute of Physics
H. MIHALJEVIC, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
M. F. OUEDRAOGO, African Women in Mathematics Association
S. PONCE-DAWSON, Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires
M. RENTETZI ,National Technical University of Athens
L. SANTAMARIA, Independant Researcher
J. TIMS, Baldwin Wallace University
C. TOPAZ, Williams College


GRANTS:

A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

Go to day
  • Monday, 4 November 2019
    • 08:30 - 10:00
      • 08:30 Registration formalities 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Registration Desk )
        REGISTRATION: Upon arrival, Visitors not staying in the ICTP Guest Houses, are kindly requested to complete registration formalities at the Adriatico Guesthouse as follows: 
        Registration Desk (Lower level) from 8.30 till 9.00.
        
      • 09:00 Welcome Remarks: Presentation and distribution of the preliminary version of the report 1h0'
        Speakers: Atish Dabholkar (ICTP), Marie-Francoise Roy (International Mathematical Union)
        Material: Slides
    • 10:00 - 13:30
      Location: Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
      • 10:00 Report on the Global Survey of Scientists 1h0'
        Speakers: Rachel Ivie (American Institute of Physics), Susan White (AIP)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Cafeteria )
      • 11:30 Report on the Joint data-backed study on publication patterns 1h0'
        Speaker: Helena Mihaljevic (Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h0'
    • 13:30 - 15:30 Administrative Formalities
      Location: Enrico Fermi Building
    • 13:30 - 16:00 Poster Session
      Location: Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
    • 16:30 - 18:00 ICTP Colloquium on Molecular Motors and Switches at Surfaces
      All participants are welcome to attend. 
      More information can be found at: http://indico.ictp.it/event/8985/
      Convener: Prof. Petra Rudolf (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      Material: Abstract Poster Video
    • 18:00 - 19:00 Get-together drink
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
  • Tuesday, 5 November 2019
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      Location: Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
      • 09:00 Report on the Data base of good practices 1h0'
        Speaker: Merrilyn Goos (University of Limerick)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 What did we learn from the project about the gender gap in science in Asia, Africa, Latin America? 30'
        Speaker: Silvina Ponce-Dawson (Instituto de Fisica de Buenos Aires)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 What did we learn from the project about the gender gap in science in developed/less developed countries? 30'
        Speaker: Marie Francoise Ouedraogo (African Women in Mathematics Association)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:00 Group Photo 5'
      • 11:05 Coffee break 25' ( Adriatico Cafeteria )
      • 11:30 What did we learn from the project about the gender gap for the various disciplines? 1h0'
        Speaker: Lucia Santamaria (Independant Researcher)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 16:00 Discussions by discipline
      Discussion in subgroups about the gender gap in a given discipline with five parallel meetings
      • 14:00 Discussion - Mathematics 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Marie-Francoise Roy (International Mathematical Union)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:00 Discussion - Physics 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Silvina Ponce-Dawson (Instituto de Fisica de Buenos Aires)
      • 14:00 Discussion - Astronomy 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speaker: Francesca Primas (European Southern Observatory, Germany)
      • 14:00 Discussion - Computer Science 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Lundqvist Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Jodi Tims (Northeastern University)
      • 14:00 Discussion - Biology, Chemistry, History of Science 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Denardo Lecture Hall )
        Speakers: Mark Cesa (INEOS USA LLC), Nathalie Fomproix (IUBS)
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Cafeteria )
    • 15:30 - 19:00
      • 16:00 World Cafe 2h0'
        organized by Mei-Hung Chiu, Igle Gledhill and Colette Guillopé 
        Discussion in little groups about various aspects of the recommendations of the project
      • 18:00 Computer Session 1h0' ( )
    • 20:30 - 22:30 Film - Hidden Figures
      Location: Kastler Lecture Hall
      Material: Abstract
  • Wednesday, 6 November 2019
    • 09:00 - 13:45
      Location: Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Recent Developments at UNESCO on Gender Equality 1h0'
        Speaker: Anathea Brooks (UNESCO)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 10:00 Gender Equality activities at ICTP 30'
        Speaker: Erika Coppola (ICTP)
      • 10:30 “No longer alone!”: Career Development Workshops for Women in Physics 30'
        Speaker: Shobhana Narasimhan (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research)
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Cafeteria )
      • 11:30 Changing the Face of Computing 1h0'
        Speaker: Tracy Kay Camp (Colorado School of Mines)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h15'
    • 13:45 - 18:30
      Location: SISSA, Trieste
      • 13:45 Bus to SISSA 45'
      • 14:30 Round table on the gender gap in science in Europe and in North America 2h0' ( Cinema auditorium )
        What did we learn about the gender gap in science in Europe and North America  from the project?
        Speakers: Silvana Badaloni (European Platform of Women Scientists), Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (European Research Council President), Katherine Clancy (Representative of the National Science Academies from US), Jodi Tims (Association for Computing Machinery)
        Material: Badaloni slides Roy Slides Tims Slides
      • 16:30 Reception 1h0' ( 7th floor )
      • 18:00 Bus to Downtown Trieste 30'
    • 19:30 - 22:15
      • 19:30 Social Dinner 2h30' ( Pizzeria Casa Pepe )
        All participants are cordially invited to the Social Dinner
      • 22:00 Bus back to ICTP 15'
  • Thursday, 7 November 2019
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Group activities in parallel
      • 09:00 Wikipedia pages for women in science - Part I 1h30'
        Speaker: Camelia Boban (Wikimedia Foundation, Diversity Working Group for Wikimedia Strategy 2030)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:00 Mini-projects using the tools of the project - Part 1 1h30'
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Cafeteria )
      • 11:00 Wikipedia pages for women in science - Part II 1h30'
        Speaker: Camelia Boban (Wikimedia Foundation, Diversity Working Group for Wikimedia Strategy 2030)
      • 11:00 Mini-projects using the tools of the project - Part II 1h30'
    • 12:30 - 18:00
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h0'
      • 13:30 Poster Session 1h30'
      • 15:00 Presentation of the results of the group activities 1h30'
      • 16:30 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Cafeteria )
      • 17:00 Synthesis of the World Cafe 1h0'
  • Friday, 8 November 2019
    • 09:00 - 11:30
      Location: Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
      • 09:00 Present and future: How individuals, policies, institutions, and culture shape the evolving gender gap in science 1h0'
        Speaker: Guadalupe Lozano (University of Arizona)
        Material: Abstract Link
      • 10:00 Some aspects of research on the gender gap in science by social scientists 1h0'
        Speaker: Catherine Jami (UMR Chine, Corée, Japon (CNRS & EHESS), France)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Cafeteria )
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Discussions by continent
      Discussions in subgroups about initiatives for reducing the gender gap in a given continent
      • 11:30 Discussion - Africa 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speakers: Igle Gledhill (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics), Marie Francoise Ouedraogo (African Women in Mathematics Association)
      • 11:30 Discussion - Asia and Oceania 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Lundqvist Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Catherine Lang (School of Education, La Trobe University, Australia)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 Discussion - America 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Informatics Laboratory )
        Speakers: Mark Cesa (INEOS USA LLC), Silvina Ponce-Dawson (Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires)
      • 11:30 Discussion - Europe 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Colette Guillope (LAMA - UMR CNRS, France)
    • 12:30 - 15:30
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Conclusions