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Women in Graphene

The purpose of ”Women in Graphene” is to give female researchers in the project the opportunity to discuss their research and the situation for women in the field. An inventory of specific needs of female researchers in the partner countries is envisaged, with the goal to offer tailored actions to support female researchers within the Graphene Flagship and to reach out and inspire more women to become involved in science in general and graphene in particular.

The Women in Graphene network was launched during Graphene Week 2015. As a part of Graphene Week 2016, there was a separate session with invited speakers.  In March 2017, a Career Development Day was held, and in September 2017 a session at the 2017 Graphene Week. A second career day took place at AstraZeneca on 8 March 2018, followed by a session on 11 September 2018 at Graphene Week in San Sebastian, Spain. Timed to coincide with the 2019 International Day of Women and Girls in STEM, the third Women In Graphene career day was  held at the National Graphene Institute in Manchester, UK 11-12 February 2019. As in previous years, Graphene Week 2019  hosted a Women in Graphene session during which established graphene researchers shared their experiences working up the career ladder. The latest Women in Graphene Career Development Day was held virtually on 18-19 March 2020. 

Upcoming Event

Women in Graphene will be expanding to be even more inclusive in Core 3. The first Diversity in Graphene event will take place at Graphene Week 2020. More information will follow.

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Publishing date: 31 March 2020 15:09