The Crespo group has always been working with reducing inequalities, and we would like to cement this pursue with opening this page. Below you can find a YouTube video discussing some of the issues we are facing to reach inequality and information on two programs striving towards equality. We strongly encourage everyone to learn more about this topic and these programs presented on this page.

Gender Equality in Science: Why is it taking so long? by Professor Paul Walton

WOP@KTH – Women PhD Candidates at KTH

Women PhD Candidates at KTH (WOP@KTH) is a network to support female PhD students across KTH. PhD candidates are in a decisive moment in their careers, but at the same time they are also in a rather vulnerable position within academia. Moreover, in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), women are often a minority and face additional challenges.

The aim of WOP@KTH is to contribute to better conditions for women PhD candidates at KTH by providing a forum for networking among female PhD students and for discussing challenges in academia and strategies to surpass them. The overarching principle is that everyone has the right to fulfill their professional potential and to balance career and family life, and that the knowledge and experience of both men and women should be used to promote progress in all aspects of society. WOP@KTH is dedicated to the cause of raising awareness to gender issues and promoting equal opportunity policies, especially within academia. WOP@KTH organizes activities such as workshops, seminars, testimonial talks with women in academia and industry, social events, among others on campus.

For more information, visit:
https://www.kth.se/social/group/female-phd-student-2/

Women In Science Mentor Program

Women search and identify role models among other women at their workplace and field of study, but sometimes it may seem as there is a lack of female role models within the scientific community… We claim that there are plenty: And we will find them…or let’s say, we will find YOU and women who inspire YOU!

We identify inspiring women in STEM and bring them into the spotlight. We want to start by creating a healthy and positive environment where women want to pursue a career in science and empower each other along their way. This is an important step towards dealing with the potential waste of human talent that occurs when women feel misunderstood and that they do not belong in the STEM community.

For more information, visit:
http://womeninscience.se/mentor-program/

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