Women in Quantum Technologies: what are the challenges?

  • February 11, 2020 12:15 - February 11, 2020 14:30

COST is honoured to host this working lunch event in the context of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, with the aim to provide insights on the place of women in quantum technologies in their current roles and careers.

After a short introduction to the COST Action Nanoscale Quantum Optics by Chair Prof. Mario Agio, Gender Balance Advisor Prof. Ruth Oulton will present the remarkable activities by this Action to mitigate gender imbalance in their research area of quantum technologies, as well as the outcomes and findings of two gender-related surveys undertaken by the Action providing key figures to evaluate the state of play of women in quantum technologies.

Ms Mina Stareva, Head of Sector Gender at DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission, will furthermore provide a broader context by reporting on insights on gender equality in EU research and innovation.
Women remain under-represented significantly among PhD graduates, researchers and at the highest level of the academic career. These facts come out the She Figures survey conducted by the European Commission since its launch in 2003. The most recent survey from 2018 still indicates that there is a significant gap.

Participation in this event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr Ralph Stübner, COST Science Officer, explaining your motivation and he will get back to you within the shortest possible delay.


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