Gender study presented in RunAn- A WiSE event

SabineRHow can academia attract more women? To find out, WiSE – Women in Science – ordered an interview study with PhD students and their supervisors. The new findings are presented in RunAn on December 1.

Chalmers, like other workplaces, is struggling with gender balance when recruiting. One trend is quite clear: The further up the career ladder, the fewer the women.

– The percentage of women is much lower among postdocs than among PhD students. What happens in this transition? Is there a difference in attitude towards an academic career in female and male PhD students? We had this question in WiSE, and also wanted to know if the attitude changes with time during the PhD period, says Sabine Reinfeldt, WiSE project leader, Associate Professor at Signals and Systems and one of the profile leaders in the Life Science Engineering Area of Advance.

– We need to increase awareness to work with these issues. The idea of doing a study came up a few years ago, but we didn’t have the possibility to realize it. But when I met Ivan Mijakovic, director of Life Science Engineering, he and two other Areas of Advance – Building Futures and ICT – decided to support us. We managed to engage Helena Stensöta, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at GU and previous consultant at Chalmers on gender related issues, to conduct the study.

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When? December 1, 2016, 9.00-12.30
Where? Runan, Chalmers

http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/s2/calendar/Pages/WiSE-event-1Dec20

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Program

​9.00 ​Welcome
​9.20 ​Presentaton of the studie
Helena Stensöta, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at GU
​10.15 ​President Stefan Bengtsson
​10.30 ​Coffee/tea in foyer
​11.00 ​​Panel and discussions
Moderator: Moyra McDill, doktorandombud (the doctoral students’ representative) at Chalmers
Sofia Månsson, Management and Organization Support at Chalmers
Johanna Andersson, Head of equality work at Chalmers
Onur Kaya, PhD student and representative in Chalmers Doctoral Students Guild
Lennart Svensson, Associate Professor and experienced supervisor
Helena Stensöta, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at GU
​12.00 ​Lunch in foyer.