INWES Webinar “Policy for Women in STEM” am 20.12.2021

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Parveen Yaqoob

Professor Parveen Yaqoob has a BA in Physiological Sciences and a DPhil in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. She has pursued an academic career, mainly at the University of Reading, where she is currently Professor of Nutritional Physiology, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. She serves on a number of research funding panels and is Chair of the Athena Swan Governance Committee. 

Transforming the Athena Swan Charter.

The Athena Swan Charter is a targeted, self-assessment framework established in 2005 to help higher education institutes achieve their gender equality objectives and to support inclusive working practices and an equitable working environment. This presentation will consider its impact to date, its expansion to non-STEMM disciplines and the transformation of the Charter following an independent review, which resulted in its re-launch in July 2021. It will touch on the challenges associated with broadening the remit to gender as a spectrum, considering intersectionality and being inclusive to profession, technical and operational staff as well as academics.

Justina Onumah

Justina Onumah, an Agricultural Development Economist is a Senior Research Scientist at the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Ghana, and a Doctoral Fellow at the University of Ghana. Her research interests are in innovation systems, research-policy-industry linkages, rural development, poverty dynamics, technology transfer. Justina holds certifications in Evidence and Policy and Science Diplomacy. She is the Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for Ghana, an initiative aimed at promoting science in Africa. Justina’s passion is to see more action put in science through mentorship, advocacy, engagements, and stronger research-industry-policy linkages.

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