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’re starting to accrue sign-ups nicely now, so it’s time to introduce one half of the team, Helen. She’s currently communications and website officer for the National Heart and Lung Institute, and previously has been a researcher and camera assistant for wildlife programmes and a meerkat behavioural researcher in the Kalahari.
For SheNote, Helen is responsible for all the parts you see and most of the ones you don’t.
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.