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The first Gender Summit held in Latin America has begun in Mexico City today. The Director General of National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT), the Summit hosts, Dr Enrique Cabrero Mendoza is included on the opening panel of the Summit. Read the list of over 60 eminent speakers on the GS8 website. Portia is proud to be among the partners collaborating to bring the Summit platform to Mexico City including the Inter-American Development Bank, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), The National Science Foundation of the USA (NSF), Elsevier, the Fonds de recherche du Québec, The Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Argentina and the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme. GS8 is held under the theme Science without borders: Improving impact by interlinking gender, geographic, disciplinary and educational dimensions. The day was preceeded by a meeting of representatives of institutions of Science and Technology in Latin America at which 25 representative from 12 Latin America countries gatehred to plan the Gender Summit Latin America in the coming years. You can follow the live transmission of the event via Foro Consultivo Científico y Tecnológico A. C. Follow the event on Twitter via @gendersummit #GS8
28 April 2016
Today Portia is conducting a Creating Futures in Science workshop in Mexico City with 30 Mexican women, in partnership with Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico, dovetailed to the first Gender Summit to be held in Latin America (GS8). Creating Futures in Science is a workshop methodology that uses scenario building and composite role-models to help early stage female researchers navigate their complex STEM career landscapes. Portia developed the workshop in collaboration with Fraunhofer and Tel Aviv University, the pilot phase of which was funded by the Elsevier Foundation. Portia will be working with the University of Cambridge in 2016 to adapt the methodology for use by early stage researchers at the insitution. Read more about the project Creating Futures in Science. See photos from the event on our Flickr account
27th April 2016
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