International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8th March, as a global event that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also serves as a call to action for accelerating gender equality and supporting women in all spheres of life.
Our work in CALIPER
AE Cardiff is part of the CALIPER project, which produces promotional videos to raise awareness and generate debate about the gender inequality issues in STEM fields. In these videos we interview women who are role models for future generations, aiming to increase the visibility of women in STEM and inspire young people to see STEM as a viable career option, regardless of gender.
CALIPER and International Women’s Day serve as important reminders of the ongoing need to strive for gender equality and empower women in all areas of society and academia.
Interview Spotlight Series
As part of our Interview spotlight Series, we’ve had the privilege of interviewing women MAEs paving the way across various fields of academia. Most recently, we interviewed Susan Wray, President of the Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS) and University of Liverpool’s Athena SWAN Director. Newly-elected MAE Luba Kyyanovska discussed her life as a musicologist, from her early studies in L’viv to her life beyond the fall of the Iron Curtain. And our AE President Marja Makarow set out some of her priorities for Academia Europaea in her first interview as President.
Message from YAE Chair, Moniek Tromp
Young Academy of Europe Chair Moniek Tromp discusses why it’s important to mark International Women’s Day.