Girls and women are systematically tracked away from science and math throughout their education, limiting their access, preparation and opportunities to go into these fields as adults. Women make up only 28% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and men vastly outnumber women majoring in most STEM fields in college. The gender gaps are particularly high in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs of the future, like computer science and engineering. We are hosting this event to help women who pursue such careers to engage with the world's leading international organizations who work for a positive impact in the world.
More about the online event
Time and Date - Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 11:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. (CET) see time in your timezone
Who should attend? Women In Tech, Scientists, Engineers, Seismic & Hydroacoustic specialists, ICT, Physicists, Technicians, ATM, AeroSpace and Aeronautical Engineers, Data Scientists, Software, Electrical & Mechanical Engineers and Technicians, GIS, Nuclear Safety, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security professionals and alike.
Essential criteria to join this career event for Women.
- Relevant international work experience
- A University Bachelor's Degree
- Fluent in English
- Please ensure you submit your CV in English when registering
- European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
- European Southern Observatory (ESO)
- European Space Agency (ESA)
- Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
- European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA)
- Cisco Systems
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Presenters & Keynote Speakers
Priscilla Valavicius - Talent Acquisition at CERN
Fiona Walker - Employee Experience Manager at WIPO
An Exsteen - Head of Systems Testing & Operations - EUROCONTROL
Ana Garcia de Leon - Technical Product Owner - EUROCONTROL
Françoise Delplancke-Ströbele - System Engineer - ESO
Francesca Primas - Astronomer - ESO
Lucy Van Der Tas - Head of Talent Acquisition at European Space Agency
Abbie Araba Obeng - Head, Recruitment & Staff Development Unit - CTBTO
This event is conducted in English and is free to attend, with an approval-based registration - Please note your registration will be screened before approved entry. Accessibility - The platform offers great accessibility, all Impactpool Virtual Career Fairs are accessible to persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Why should you sign up to attend?
As the name suggests, this Impactpool Virtual Career Fair will take place entirely online. Join us on Tuesday 22 March and take advantage of this unique opportunity to engage directly in 1-to-1 text-based, audio, and video chats with HR representatives from the attending organizations. The virtual booths will be equipped with Breakout Rooms, where the attending organizations will present various workshops and presentations.
Interact via Desktop (recommended), Smartphone, or Tablet.
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Key factors perpetuating gender STEM gaps:
- Gender Stereotypes: STEM fields are often viewed as masculine, and teachers and parents often underestimate girls’ math abilities starting as early as preschool.
- Male-Dominated Cultures: Because fewer women study and work in STEM, these fields tend to perpetuate inflexible, exclusionary, male-dominated cultures that are not supportive of or attractive to women and minorities.
- Fewer Role Models: girls have fewer role models to inspire their interest in these fields, seeing limited examples of female scientists and engineers in books, media and popular culture. There are even fewer Black women role models in math and science.
- Math Anxiety: Teachers, who are predominantly women, often have math anxiety they pass onto girls, and they often grade girls harder for the same work, and assume girls need to work harder to achieve the same level as boys. (Source - aauw.org)