Women in scientific careers: facts and levers

The Women and Science Chair at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL is organising its annual scientific meeting on Women in scientific careers.

The Women and Science Chair at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL is organising its 2024 scientific meeting on the theme of Women in scientific careers: facts and levers.

The conference will mark the 5th year of the Chair. Its purpose is to present an overview of the determinants of the lower presence of women in scientific fields and careers, while highlighting the issues addressed (stereotypes, gender inequalities, gender bias) at the level of research projects carried out by the Chair's team or supported by the Chair. The chair supports 25 projects all over the world in more than 15 countries. 

The meeting will be held on 24 January 2024 at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL 

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The programme will be packed with contributions from leading researchers and heads of academic and non-academic institutions, focusing on the determinants, obstacles and challenges involved in getting more women into scientific studies and careers.

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Determinants of the lower presence of girls in the scientific studies

9:00 - Girls do the Maths: a sociological survey on high school girls     
Clémence Perronnet, Associate professor of sociology, (LIRFE, UCO), Université Catholique de l’ouest  

9:30 - Career aspirations of male and female students studying Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in a Ghanaian University 
Charlotte Wrigley-Asante, Professor, Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana

10:00 - Do Women Overprepare? An Experimental Analysis     
Christiane Schwieren, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Alfred Weber Institute of Economics (AWI), University of Heidelberg (UHD), Germany

10:30 - Welcome speech  
Elyès Jouini, Professor of mathematics and economics, Paris Dauphine-PSL University, Director of the Women and Science chair  

10:40 - Coffee break 

11:10 - Between the humanities and sciences - about different understandings of gender inequality   
Grażyna Gajewska, Professor, The Institute of Film, Media and Audiovisual Art; Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
11:40 - Investigating Gender’s Effects in Medical Residency Selection in the United State     
Charlotte S. Alexander, Professor of Law and Ethics, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

12:10 - Lunch        

Women in scientific careers

1:30 - Has distance learning during lockdown allowed for more gender equality in digital education? (COViQUITY)     
Giorgia Magni, PhD candidate in Education and Gender Studies, Department of Education, University of Geneva, Switzerland

2:00 - Stars have no gender: female inventors and teams     
Federico Caviggioli, Associate Professor, Industrial and management engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

2:30 - Unraveling the Roots of Gender Inequality in STEM     
Elvira Sojli, Associate professor, banking and finance, University of New South Wales , Australia

3:00 - Coffee break   

3:30 - Women Inventors     
Agata Maida, Professor, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Method, University of Milan, Italy

4:00 - Networks and Power: Gender Effects of Random Selection Into an Administrative Elite    
Alessandra Alloca, Assistant Professor of Economics, Lüdwig-Maximilians-University, in Munich (LMU), Germany

6:30 - Closing conference: Femmes, Sciences et Technologies: Comprendre et agir 
This conference closes this scientific day. Program and registration


Useful Information

Date : Wednesday 24 January 2024
from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Location : Université Paris Dauphine-PSL