Female Faculty: Why so few and why care?
- Date: –11:00
- Location: Zoom Zoom
- Lecturer: Pernilla Wittung Stafshede
- Organiser: Department of Physics and Astronomy
- Contact person: Karin Schönning
Seminar series on equal opportunities: Part 1
Sweden is one of the world’s most gender equal countries. But the fraction female professors at Swedish universities is low. Female researchers in Sweden, like in the rest of the world, still experience unconscious bias and sometimes even harassment. There are many scientific studies that demonstrate bias against women in academic settings. In this seminar, I will bring up the most common misconceptions around gender equality and show, using scientific evidence, that those statements are wrong. I will also discuss possible solutions and a new gender equality initiative, Genie, that we started at my university.
Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede is professor at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. She is also the head of Genie: Gender Initiative for Excellence.
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