We have joined Twitter @ShenoteSpeaker in an effort to further conversations in this area, and provide another platform to raise awareness around the gender balance at scientific events. Please do follow us and send us your news on good and bad practise.
We have made our list viewable now so it is an open resource for finding female experts in cardiovascular and respiratory research. We are delighted to have reached 103 experts in the list as of now, from 17 different countries. Their expertise covers research fields including myofibroblasts, cancer, leadership, immunology, pharmacoepidemiology, hypertension, tobacco use cessation, bronchiectasis, epigenetics, occupational lung disease, electrophysiology, and paediatrics.
We are delighted to have been able to start sharing #SheNoteSpeaker and getting people signed up last week. We’ve had a great reception from fellow scientists including in particular the British Association for Lung Research and British Thoracic Society.
Many thanks to all for helping us spread the word!
It seemed fitting to officially launch the site today on International Women’s Day 2018! Mike Cox has kindly written a blog on the thoughts behind the set up of this project if you would like to read more about it on the Imperial Medicine blog.
If you are wondering where to find the lists of women scientists we have collected they will be up shortly. We are preparing the site for launch and are starting to look for our first sign ups.
Once we have collected and verified our first few experts the lists will go live.
Welcome to our new site where we plan to build a resource for the scientific community in the form of a list of female scientists and their expertise. The idea is to facilitate the finding of female speakers for conferences and key notes, and to negate excuses when it comes to maintaining an equal gender balance.