The UPC ACM Student Chapter organizes a talk and a roundtable about gender imbalance in STEM. The unprecented strike for gender equality the last 8th of March showed a reality that many choose to ignore. UPC ACM believes that more actions, talks, and discussions are needed if we want to stand a chance of changing society for the better.

Members of the Gender & Science Journal Club  from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra will give a talk about Women in science. You can contact them at:

Twitter: @GenderScienceJC

Date: 14th of March, 12:00 PM

Venue: UPC FIB, room A5102

Speakers: Elisa Ruiz Tada and Irene Torres

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields remain severely underrepresented. For instance, in Spain, women represent about 15% of full (catedras) professorships. Moreover, women are judged to be less competent, receive less payment and research facilities, and are less likely to be awarded research grants compared with male scientists. The different mechanisms leading to this disparity have been investigated and more is brought to light by ongoing research. In this talk we will explain the different challenges faced by women in STEM careers, the reasons and the mechanisms through which they emerge, and changes (big and small) that we can all do to improve the current dire scenario. We will also show how gender, race, class, and sexual identity discrimination are entangled and contribute to leaving out minorities from academia.

Taking action is key, but first we need to come up with the ideas that are going to disrupt the status quo and get us on a path to closing the gender gap in tech. After the talk we will have a roundtable discussion. This is an inclusive movement, whose main goal is to achieve gender equality for the benefit of all. Join us and find your place in the movement.



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