Coffee and Robots – An introduction to RightsTech Women World Meteorological Organization Geneva, 4 April 2019 On 26 March 2019, RightsTech Women, which has as its mission to advance the human rights of women and girls in STEM, held two presentations at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to introduce its organization and activities & to… Read More
With support of the City of Geneva and as part of their Equality Week (celebrating International Women’s Day), RightsTech Women co-organized hands-on workshops on human rights, robotics, and programming. Read More
Are you a girl between ages 6 and 18, and are you interested in science and technology? Take part in one of our free workshops on 9 March, during Geneva’s Equality Week 2019. Read More
How to become a woman in STEM? Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with some practical advice on getting started. Read More
Conferences for women in STEM or women in tech are gaining popularity year over year, especially in North America. In a male-dominated industry, they answer a need for networking with like-minded women and for exchanging work experience with them.
Check out or list of the most important conferences for women in STEM around the world in 2019. Read More
Today 10 December 2018 the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony is taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. Among the 210 persons having received the price in physics, only three have been women. The last one was Donna Strickland who this year was awarded the prize together with Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou for their research on high-intensity ultra short optical pulses.
Among the 181 persons receiving the prize in chemistry, five have been women. This year Frances Arnold was one of the three receivers of the price for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes. Read More
Every 10th of December, Human Rights Day is observed internationally. This time, it has been 70 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Nevertheless, not everyone around the globe is able to fully enjoy their rights. Read More
The Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) hosted their annual science festival, Scientastic, 10-11 November. EPFL organises this yearly festival with the idea to reach out to the broader public with the latest developments in the digital area. The aim is to break down learning barriers for children and adults who wish to learn more about the digitalisation and automatisation of our societies. Read More
Marjorie Rojas Rincón is a Colombian electronic engineer, co-founder of Plusinn and a member of Smart Building Alliance, living and working in Switzerland. Engineering has been her dream job since she was little and she followed her passion and talent. In the interview, Marjorie has told us about her background, successes, challenges she has overcome and support she has got from her family and coworkers. Read More
Many women in STEM face several challenges every day. Although it’s more and more common to hear about successful women in STEM and 2018 Nobel Prize winners (Frances Arnold (Chemistry) and Donna Strickland (Physics)) are great examples of success stories, there’s still a long way to go.
There are some common factors of women who have succeeded in STEM, and this article will take a closer look at them. Read More