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With marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Auger Collaboration wants to raise more awareness and to suppport a change in culture which will benefit everyone.

The Voice of Women

"Even today, in the 21st century, women and girls are being sidelined in science-related fields due to their gender. Women need to know that they have a place in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and that they have a right to share in scientific progress."

Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General

 

February 11, 2022
Women are pursuing careers in science at higher rates than ever before, a very positive result for the growing representation of female voices. However, the percentage of women scientists has stalled in the last years and is in no way guaranteed that it will not start decreasing. Particularly in physics and astrophysics this percentage hovers almost unchanged in the last two decades somewhere between 20% and 30% in most regions in the world, with some small geographical variations.

With marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Auger Collaboration wants to raise more awareness and to suppport a change in culture which will benefit everyone.


Survey

 

2022 02 WiS de que hablanWe are scientists who happen to be female. Being women and doing what we love to do unapologetically shows other girls and young women that this is possible. We formulated and distributed among the approximately 80 women scientists in our collaboration a short survey, in which we enquired about gender related difficulties they have encountered in their professional life. Our discussion focuses on women, but the problems and solutions likely also apply to other underrepresented groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities and scientists with non-binary gender identities. In the end the improvements in culture will without doubt positively affect men as well.

With this survey, we would like to give voice to women and help the whole science community increase awareness of the still persistent difficulties related to gender issues.

See the results of our survey


Online-Event: Meet your Auger female colleague

 

2022 02 WiS meritocracia

Are you wondering how they did it? Would you like to hear their stories about how they progressed in their careers, what went well and what went badly? We invite you to meet a few of the senior female members of the collaboration and ask them about their experience, challenges or opportunities they have encountered, as well as any advice they might have for those of us who are still trying to find our way in academia.

The event, taking place on the 10th of February at 18 CET, is intended for our young female colleagues, but everybody from the Auger collaboration is invited and encouraged to participate.


Online-Event: "What do women talk about when they talk about science?"

 

2022 02 WiS de que hablanThe Pierre Auger Observatory invites to participate in its first "Conversatorio", celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. On this occasion, four women from the International Collaboration at the Auger Observatory (Karen Caballero, Patricia Hansen, Carmina Pérez and Eva dos Santos) will address the topic "What do women talk about when they talk about science?" and they will answer questions from the attendees about what their task is at the Observatory and how they decided to be scientists. The meeting will be in Spanish and will be moderated by two specialized journalists from Argentina.

If you want to participate via Zoom please register at https://form.gle/Tn7A2bhrvWGbieaf8

 

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