ESOF2022 session: The Chair: Fact or Fiction? Addressing the challenges faced by women leaders in academia

ESOF2022 session: The Chair: Fact or Fiction? Addressing the challenges faced by women leaders in academia


We are delighted to be participating at this year’s EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) conference, the largest biennial interdisciplinary meeting on science and innovation in Europe.

Online session: Saturday 16th July 2022 13.15pm-14.30 UK

Theme: Off the beaten track: new paths for Academic Careers


About our session at ESOF2022


The popular Netflix series The Chair, shows overtly stereotypical characters in a conventional academic setting. The protagonist is the first female Chair of the department, as well as the youngest, and the first person of colour. In addition, she is trying to achieve a work-life balance as a single mother to a young child. The show deals with her struggles as she tries to bring about positive transformation, in a department that is failing but where many colleagues are resistant to change, and real power rests elsewhere in the College.

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Cardiff Hub joins European project to improve gender equality in research

Cardiff Hub joins European project to improve gender equality in research


The AE Cardiff Hub has joined the Horizon 2020-funded CALIPER project, as part of a consortium of organisations that aim to address gender equality within research and innovation in Europe.

The CALIPER project’s goal is to make research organisations more gender equal by increasing the number of female researchers in STEM, improving their careers prospects and integrating a gender dimension in research.

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