STEM Gender Equality Congress 2017

LaKoF Bayern supports STEM Gender Equality Congress 2017

logostem.pngDie Landeskonferenz Bayern is pleased to announce that it is supporting The STEM Gender Equality Congress (SGEC) in a poster presentation by its chair Dr. Margit Weber from Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich and vice chair, Prof. Dr. Marie Christine Dabauvalle, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg. Organised by Science Impact Ltd, the provider of dissemination and knowledge transfer services for research, academia and industry, SGEC takes place at the Seminaris Campus Hotel in Berlin on 8-9 June 2017.

Gender equality is one of the most significant issues facing academia and business today and as one of the organizations taking the lead in gender equality in Bavaria will be supporting SGEC to continue to empasise its’ commitment to gender equality and to share best practice with other institutes and stakeholders.

The SGEC 2017 program is filled with thought-provoking addresses, high-level panel discussions and case studies along with informative poster sessions and exhibitions and important policy developments.

Some of the high profile figures already confirmed to speak at the Congress are Dr. Brigitte Mühlenbruch, President, European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS), Dr. Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS and Co-chair of the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on S&T for Development, Dr. Annette Schmidtmann, Head of Department for Scientific Affairs, German Research Foundation (DFG), David Ruebain, Chief Executive, Equality Challenge Unit & Athena SWAN Charter, Prof. Gloria Bonder, Director Global Network, UNESCO Chairs on Gender.

Attendees will benefit from a highly pertinent program covering a wide range of themes including; ‘Addressing unconscious bias’, ‘Promoting gender equality in Horizon 2020’, ‘Inclusion of the gender dimension in research and science’, ‘Embedding equality throughout the organisation’, ‘Gender-fair recruitment and retention strategies’ and ‘Supporting a culture of gender equality and research excellence’.

Nick Brake, Director at Science Impact said ‘SGEC is a leading conference for anyone involved in gender equality in STEM and we are very pleased to have the support of the Landeskonferenz. The aim of the conference is to provide a unique opportunity to network and learn from others who are facing the same challenges trying to balance gender equality in STEM around the globe.
For the full SGEC speaker line up and program and to register, please visit
Notes to editors
Science Impact Ltd is based in Bristol, South of England. Science Impact provides dissemination and knowledge transfer services to deliver impact and engagement for research, academia and industry.