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We're doing some work on this page at the moment (November 2018) to turn this into a blog for sharing links, event announcements, and generally interesting stuff. It's not quite ready yet, so here's some reading material in the meantime....

Every Friday we send a few interesting links to the people in the WIT community. Here you can find a record of the links shared so far:

Gender bias and stereotypes

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/04/why-is-silicon-valley-so-awful-to-women

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/519426/how-did-tech-become-so-male-dominated/

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/27/race-to-build-world-first-sex-robot?CMP=share_btn_fb

https://hbr.org/2017/05/we-recorded-vcs-conversations-and-analyzed-how-differently-they-talk-about-female-entrepreneurs

https://www.wired.com/story/why-men-dont-believe-the-data-on-gender-bias-in-science/

https://medium.com/@nickyknacks/working-while-female-59a5de3ad266

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-business/11033725/Women-and-girls-are-vital-to-engineering-says-Sir-James-Dyson.html

Is there a difference in the citations of male and female publications?: https://www.sciencealert.com/male-researchers-cite-their-own-academic-papers-more-than-women-do

Amusing look at an interesting experiment involving body language: https://www.thecut.com/2015/01/manslamming-manspreading-microaggressions.html?mid=twitter_cut

Excellent documentary series on gender-free children: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09202lp

Cognitive bias - how it works and how to become more aware: https://medium.com/thinking-is-hard/4-conundrums-of-intelligence-2ab78d90740f

Gender bias in peer review https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2017/11/01/gender-bias-peer-review-interview-brooks-hanson-jory-lerback/

Salaries of female physicists trail those for male colleagues http://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.3760

Vicious circles of gender bias, lower positions and lower performance http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0183301

Analysis: How Implicit Biases Hamper Women’s Participation in Science. An interesting study from India and widely applicable in other countries  https://thewire.in/189567/implicit-bias-gender-stereotypes-women-stem-association-test-lack-of-fit/ 

STEM Gender gap

CNN tech: http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/28/technology/girls-math-science-engineering/

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/04/can-grade-skipping-close-the-stem-gender-gap/523305/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/sunday-review/women-ceos-glass-ceiling.html?mwrsm=Email

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/08/why-are-there-so-few-women-in-tech-the-truth-behind-the-google-memo

https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2017/aug/10/how-the-tech-industry-wrote-women-out-of-history

Le sexe du prix Nobel: https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/la-conversation-scientifique/le-prix-nobel-t-il-un-sexe

Female Leadership: https://www.knowitall.ch/blogs/work-business/sunita-sehmi/2124-sunita-sehmi-talks-to-gender-and-inclusion-specialist-fleur-heyworth

Hollywood's gender gap: https://sites.duke.edu/dukeresearch/2017/08/04/sizing-up-hollywoods-gender-gap/?utm_content=buffer685d9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

When women stopped coding: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/10/17/356944145/episode-576-when-women-stopped-coding

How "Computer geeks" replaced "Computer girls": http://gender.stanford.edu/news/2011/researcher-reveals-how-%E2%80%9Ccomputer-geeks%E2%80%9D-replaced-%E2%80%9Ccomputergirls%E2%80%9D

Why female students leave STEM: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/08/29/study-says-multiple-factors-work-together-drive-women-away-stem

Gender pay gap: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/the-true-story-of-the-gender-pay-gap-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

Why don’t European girls like science or technology?: https://news.microsoft.com/europe/features/dont-european-girls-like-science-technology/

How to get women back to powering the tech industry: https://sciencenode.org/feature/women-once-powered-the-tech-industry-can-they-do-it-again--.php

Gender Equality

Guiding principles for improving gender parity: https://sciencenode.org/feature/continue-the-conversation-diversity-in-information-security-and-information-technology.php

CERN Director General calling for tolerance and respect: http://home.cern/cern-people/opinion/2017/05/consigning-intolerance-history

Gender Wars comic: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/26/gender-wars-household-chores-comic#img-1

Introduction to Gender Equality: https://trainingcentre.unwomen.org/

Women won't have equality for 100 years - World Economic Forum

More Similar than Different: Gender Differences in Basic Numeracy are the Exception not the Rule

Role Models

Interesting article about a female physicist explaining Science through Youtube videos: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/meet-physics-girl-youtuber-who-makes-living-explaining-science

https://code.likeagirl.io/i-am-a-woman-in-tech-and-this-is-what-i-want-in-a-company-f6177569a28

Shadowing day at CERN IT featuring female CERN IT colleagues: https://sciencenode.org/feature/isgtw-feature-im-being-shadowed-voices-gap.php

Missing a game for kid's birth: http://nypost.com/2017/05/21/coachs-viral-response-when-asked-why-star-missed-game-for-kids-birth/

Swedish fathers: http://www.johanbavman.se/swedish-dads/

Young girl being bullied for science interest finds role models around the world: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/19/551876044/once-teased-for-her-love-of-bugs-8-year-old-co-authors-scientific-paper

Organisations and initiatives dealing with gender, diversity and more

Several interesting links: https://sciencenode.org/spotlight/isgtw-links-week-women-information-technology.php

Elargis tes horizons: http://www.elargisteshorizons.ch

International Geneva Champions: http://genderchampions.com/

La journée nationale « Les Sciences de l’Ingénieur au Féminin » , dans de nombreux collèges et lycées partout en France: http://www.lessiaufeminin.fr   

Attracting Women into Tech jobs

http://blog.advorto.com/recruitment20/10-ways-to-attract-more-women-into-tech-jobs?utm_campaign=Article&utm_content=40761045&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin

CERN jobs featuring many CERN male and female colleagues: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiQYSvB31qUEVV5dRj9Iidw8M1pHJd5_0

CERN post-career break fellowship: https://www.youtube.com/embed/mYAxhQ5_Tbs?rel=0

We can do IT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TTd2FmYr0g

Apple’s lack of daycare isn’t an oversight, it’s a feature: http://mashable.com/2017/05/20/apple-campus-daycare/

Some ideas from one woman: https://code.likeagirl.io/a-culture-where-i-can-be-myself-b73216f58d32?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BIbN2jJOiQBa1h6j8tSz43w%3D%3D

Written about one Weinstein, by another Weinstein: how the ISP GoDaddy changed it's company culture to a more inclusive one https://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceweinstein/2017/10/28/why-godaddy-is-the-key-to-solving-hollywoods-weinstein-problem/#4fbc678f2c9b

Find out ten actions that Australian companies are doing to promote women into top management positions: http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/the-ten-things-companies-can-do-to-promote-women-to-the-top-20171107-gzgeac.html

Diversity on the spotlight

IBM Newletter: http://lesclesdedemain.lemonde.fr/partners/ibm-ClesDeDemain/cacheDirectory//newsletters/2017-03-16_466.html

UN Newsletter: https://www.unspecial.org/2017/03/

Diversity and Inclussion summit by Spotify: https://hrblog.spotify.com/2017/04/28/live-from-abbey-road-studios-in-london-the-spotify-inclusion-summit/

Fighting for Diversity: https://shecancode.io/blog/diversity-beyond-the-buzzword

Unearned advantage: http://ombuds.web.cern.ch/blog/2017/09/unearned-advantag

Sexism/Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment – learn to recognise the signs and take action!

Nepotism and sexism in peer review https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v387/n6631/pdf/387341a0.pdf

Learn more about what microagressions are and how to combat them: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Microaggressions

Misc

Read more about WIT@CERN in this CERN Bulletin article

A very interesting blog with articles about Women in STEM, sexism in science and academia, gender gap, role models and many more insightful posts: http://www.stemwomen.net/

The silent rise of the female driven economy https://blog.usejournal.com/the-silent-rise-of-the-female-drive-economy-cdc0bc0f2b5

NY Times op-ed from 10 year-old Girl Scout: I Want Girls to Raise Their Hands https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/opinion/im-10-and-i-want-girls-to-raise-their-hands.html

“A 36-time Vogue cover girl is an unlikely candidate to launch a charity that has taught more than 500 young women how to code. But the 25-year-old has leveraged her giant social audience--some 12.6 million followers across platforms--to grow a burgeoning nonprofit that aims to balance the scales of software engineering’s gender disparity.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2017/11/14/karlie-kloss-codings-supermodel-the-forbes-cover-story/#4ed98b9417af 

Late Night Woman’s Hour radio special on Women in Tech http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095tsg8 

Online STEM careers fair (UK based) for Women in February https://findingada.gointro.io/ worth passing on to any young people you know looking to start their careers

“The aim shouldn't be to hire more women; it should be to find and hire the right female talent.” An opinion piece from a slightly different perspective https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/302178  

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/18/16491956/lego-women-of-nasa-nancy-grace-roman-margaret-hamilton-sally-ride-mae-jemison

Men, Women and Language. This BBC podcast analyses language and gender: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvtbw

Books

Mary K Gaillard: A singularly unfeminine profession : one woman's journey in physics (Available at CERN´s Library)

Videos

WIT Diversity Talk with John Ellis, interviewed by Sudeshna Datta Cockerill: http://cds.cern.ch/record/2287075?ln=en

At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box." https://www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men 

We should all be feminists: https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_we_should_all_be_feminists