Registration open for BIST Round Table: Empowering Women in Science within the BIST Community

By November 3, 2017November 14th, 2017BIST, CRG, IBEC, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE, IRB Barcelona

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) will be holding a Round Table on the topic of Empowering Women in Science within the BIST Community on November 28th from 13h to 17h at the Centre Civic Urgell (C/Urgell 145, 08036 Barcelona) in Barcelona.

The purpose of this event is to gain some insight into what the needs of the BIST research centres are in terms of programs for supporting women in science as well as to learn about existing initiatives and success stories within the BIST community. Topics discussed at the round table will serve as starting off points for developing a program to support women scientists in the BIST community.

The program includes a round-table event moderated by Pastora Martinez, (Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and a panel of seven prominent speakers from within the BIST Community.


Pastora Martinez, Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Benedetta BolognesiPostdoctoral Researcher, CRG
Núria MontserratJunior Group Leader, IBEC
María García-ParajoGroup Leader & ICREA Professor, ICFO
Monica H. Pérez-TempranoGroup Leader, ICIQ
Josep NoguésGroup Leader, ICN2
Laia Cardiel, Engineering Services Coordinator, IFAE
Neus PratsCore Facility Manager, IRB Barcelona


13:00 Networking and Finger food
14:00 Round Table: Empowering Women in Science within the BIST Community

Introduction by Gabby Silberman, BIST General Director
Introduction by Pastora Martinez and discussion panel

Discussion Topics:
Leadership styles
Reinforcing professional network
Balancing personal life and work
Gender bias in selection process
Barriers along the scientific career progression

16:00 Networking and coffee


Registration for this event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about and discussing these topics. Registration can be done here online until November 15th.Registration:

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