The Gender STI project, an international initiative that analyzes gender equality in bilateral and multilateral agreements in science, technology and innovation, is partnering with the IEEE BHI-BSN 2021 conference to shed light on the experiences of women researchers during the covid-19 pandemic. It is clear that women researchers have been disproportionately impacted during the pandemic, which some say has magnified existing inequalities in science.
For the 2021 IEEE BHI-BSN 2021 conference, Gender STI and the BHI Women’s Activities Co-Chairs would like to give women researchers a platform to share how their lives and careers were affected during the pandemic. We believe that speaking honestly about these experiences will help others understand the realities women in science face and motivate decision makers to take action to address these challenges.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out this questionnaire about your experience. We will share these stories on our websites and social media channels during the conference from July 27-30. Please send along a short bio of yourself and a photo that we can use to share your story. Additionally, feel free to write as much as you wish.