Mark International Women’s Day #BalanceForBetter with scientist Dr Jess Wade

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:51:00 GMT

Dr Jess Wade is on a mission. The polymer physicist and one of Nature’s 10 people who mattered this year is striving tirelessly to change the perceptions of women in science.

Whether she’s redressing Wikipedia’s under-representation of women and people of colour in STEM subjects or using social media (@jesswade) to highlight inequalities in her field, she is motivated by the simple yet powerful concept: “diverse teams do better science”.

Join Jess on Wednesday, 6 March at 1pm as the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health marks International Women’s Day #BalanceforBetter (Friday, 8 March). Everyone’s welcome to hear Dr Wade discuss gender balance and the importance of keeping the equality conversation going.

The talk takes place in Lecture Theatre B, University Place, and is followed by networking over coffee and cake in University Place foyer.

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm: Guest speaker, Dr Jess Wade
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm: Networking

Book your place on this free event now.

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