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Report from the International Conference on Women in Physics

Laura Gladstone, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
CENPA Conference Room, Rm 178

​In July 2017, I was one of the US delegates to the IoP International Conference on Women in Physics, held in Birmingham, UK. The conference brought together feminist scientists from around the world to share their work and inspiration, to mentor each other, and to share best practices. Each country's delegation summarized the status and main obstacles for women physicists in their country. In this talk, I will explain the issues presented in the US country poster: implicit bias, stereotype threat, and intersectionality with other marginalized identities. For each, I will briefly touch on some best practices for creating an equitable work environment from several professional levels. I will also summarize the findings of the 5 workshops and select foreign country posters.

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