III Event on Gender Equality of the SOMM Alliance

The III Event on Gender Equality of the SOMM alliance organized by the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology will take place on June 17th to celebrate an open debate around gender issues. The event will start with a keynote speech by Jakob Feldtfos Christensen, Founder and the director of Diversiunity. With a long track record in research management and research support, the speaker founded DIVERSIunity as a tool to give everybody the space to be themselves and bring their perspective to the table.

The workshops, consultancy services and courses offered by this initiative aim to give a richer look at the world and research. The speaker’s work is personally based on his experiences as an openly gay man and from working in international research environments and living abroad for long periods of time.The keynote speech will be followed by three parallel discussion panels covering:

  • The effective communication of gender plans and actions
  • Using gender plans to effectively improve gender equality
  • Mentoring programmes.

The event participants are encouraged to actively take part in these discussions which conclusions will be shared by a rapporteur who will gather the main ideas in a final document. During the event wrap up the main discussion topics will be shared, and a final discussion will close the event, hopefully with new action lines and ideas to keep working on increasing equality on research environments and society.

The SOMMa alliance among its many action lines, gender equality is a challenge tackled in a transversal way through various actions led by the alliance and the involved centres. The Event on Gender Equality has become a central meeting point to exchange experiences and challenges as well as ongoing and future actions.

Date: Fri Jun 17th, 2022 

Time: 10:00h -16:45h.

Venue: HQ Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Registration: If you are interested in attending this in person event with a limited number of available seats, please register HERE

The new edition of the event has been coordinated, together with SOMMa, by the ICN2 Equal Opportunitties Committee and the ICN2 Strategy Team