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CALIPER at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) conference

This July, CALIPER along with the Young Academy of Europe and Academia Europaea, are participating in the ESOF2022, organising the session: The Chair: Fact or Fiction? Addressing the challenges faced by women leaders in academia, inspired by the popular Netflix series The Chair, which shows overtly stereotypical characters in a conventional academic setting. The show is satirical, and is meant to entertain; but how far is this comedy-drama from reality? 

The format of our session is to capture the real-life experiences of our panellists and audience, interspersed with clips from the Netflix show (subject to obtaining permissions). Beginning with brief real-life stories from our panelists (15 minutes), we will then hear a short presentation (10 minutes) on the meaning and consequences of the ‘Glass Cliff’ that can affect women in leadership positions.  We will conclude with practical solutions for achieving real change. This will feature two active cases drawn from the nine CALIPER Gender Equality Plans (GEPs), ULB, and IRB.

The whole session will be informal, and fully open to participant discussion (allowing around half of the session for interaction). Throughout, we aim to increase awareness, in an inclusive and accessible manner, of the gender biases that continue to pervade academia and to develop ways forward to achieve change. Gender inequality, including unconscious bias, need to be addressed to allow the full participation of society in science, and science in society.

When? Saturday 16th July 2022 14.15 -15.30 CET.

Where? Leiden, netherland (hybrid)

Our speakers

  • Dr Susanne Täuber, Associate Professor & Rosalind Franklin Fellow, University of Groningen
  • Professor Moniek Tromp, Vice-Chair, Young Academy of Europe
  • Professor Mangala Srinivas, Wageningen University
  • Dr Sara Aguirre-Sánchez-Beato, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Marcelo Mora, IRB Barcelona
  • Session Chair: Dr Gemma Modinos, Chair, Young Academy of Europe


Please click here to register.