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Marie-Francoise Roy opens the annual workshop on the progress of the Gender Gap project in Paris.

#genderequity #WomenInScience #womeninSTEM #womenintech
Mei-Hung Chiu reports on the regional workshop for Asia held in Taipei in Nov 2017. 36 participants from 12 countries met to develop strategies for the project's success.…
Igle Gledhill summarizes the work done at regional workshop held at AIMS in Cape Town in December 2017.…
Finally, Silvina Ponce-Dawson presents the achievements of regional workshop for Latin America, held in Bogota in November 2017.…
Rachel Ivie reports on the progress of Task 1 of the #gender gap in science project: The 2018 Global survey of scientists at our meeting in Paris on June 11-12 2018.…

Please click here to complete the survey -->
Rachel Ivie, from @AIPStatistics, on the goals of the 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences:
Our survey was designed to be multilingual and multicultural, with professional translators that made sure that questions were well posed in all languages. It is available in English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Arabic.…
As of last Friday June 8th 2018, our survey has been answered by over 9,000 respondents. We aim at reaching 45,000 scientists worldwide.

Your support in disseminating it is crucial. Please RT & forward to your professional network.

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Data collected for our survey is subject to strict confidentiality, ensured by the secure servers and data protection from @AIPStatistics. We will perform data analysis conforming to the highest ethical standards.
The survey is intended for people that answer yes to the following question:

"Have you studied or worked in mathematical, computing or natural sciences, or in the history and philosophy of science and technology?"

Link to survey -->
We wrap up the session led by Rachel Ivie on the progress of the Global Survey Task with a vibrant and focused discussion on strategies for disseminating the survey to achieve our goal of broad participation across disciplines and countries.
Prof. Merrilyn Goos is now presenting Task 3 of the project: the creation of a database of good practices.…
The SAGA Toolkit will be used as conceptual schema for the development of the database of good practices.
1. Change perceptions towards #womeninSTEM
2. Engage girls & young women
3. Attraction & retention of women in #STEM higher education
4. Gender equality in career progression
5. Promote gender dimension in research content
6. Promote #genderequality in STEM-related policy-making
7. Promote gender equality in Science and Technology-based entrepreneurship and innovation activities
Regina Kelly, a Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Officer at EPI*STEM, University of Limerick, will be developing the database of good practices. She's presenting her concept for the project and the steps and milestones to be achieved within the next year.

Policies and intervention programs aimed at increasing participation of girls and young women in science are also an integral part of the database of good practices. Categorization of all different kinds of initiatives is important.
Helena Mihaljevic @h_mihaljevic kicks off the afternoon session of our workshop in Paris summarizing the status and progress of Task 2: Joint data-backed study on publication patterns.…
The study of publication patterns will uncover trends in academic publishing in several #STEM fields by looking at data from the @arxiv and @adsabs among others.
We are committed to using and analyzing open data sources in our study. We believe on reproducibility of scientific analyses.
For a reliable estimate of the proportion of women and men in different #STEM disciplines, we have first performed benchmarks of several name-based gender inference services. Our findings will soon appear in @PeerJCompSci.
Algorithmic tasks that will be completed this year:
- name-based gender inference
- author name disambiguation for @arxiv and @adsabs
- extract university, country, and city from affiliations
- enrich data with affiliations
Next, Lucía Santamaría @lusantala will present the progress on public communication and outreach of the project, including this Twitter account @GenderGapSTEM and the project's website
A solid public communication strategy is a must for research projects. Our project's strategy concentrates on a strong web and Twitter presence, complemented by activity on Facebook.
Our project partners close today's session with an update on their activities. They are #IMU, @iupac, @IUPAP_physics, @ICIAMnews, #IUBS, #IUA, @UNESCO, @OwsdSecretariat, @GenderInSITE, @TheOfficialACM.
It's been a fully-packed day with news and status reports from the project and its partners. We'd like to thank the almost 25 participants for their engagement and contributions.

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