Close the Gap weekly (4)
This week we have events listed from Engender, WINNET8 and the UKRC and some news items on the 'glass ceiling.'
Tuesday 1 March, various places
Engender are hosting a series of events as part fo their Who Counts? Project. The events are across Scotland and will bring together the voices of women in poverty in Scotland. At 1pm purple and white balloons will be released from each venue.
Tuesday 1 March, The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Panal speakers include Emily Thomson, Dept. Economics and International Business, Glasgow Caledonian University. Who will bring her expertise on gender segregation in the Modern Apprenticeship Programme to the panel.
Tuesday 8 March 2011, 915pm-245pm, Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh
Women represent 28% of business start-ups in Scotland. This event is for practitioners, managers and policy-makers who support business growth and wider enterprise and economic development initaitives. Speakers include Jim Mather Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Tanya Ewing, British Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 and Brian Smail, Business Gateway.
Tuesday 1 March
2011 is the Internationla Year of Chemistry. There are many event across the globe celebrating the achievements of chemistry and the contributions to the well being of society. This virtual conference focuses on exploring women in chemistry and in leadership roles in science.
From Monday 7th to Friday 11th March 2011, the Global Marathon becomes a place for connecting girls and women in engineering and technology who “meet” via live internet chats, telephone conversations, webcasts and live events over the course of six days.
International Women's Day Distinguished Guest Lecture By Sarah Williams-Gardener, Government Affairs Director, IBM UK Ltd. Lecture is in London.
Leading scientific researchers and artists discuss the continuing under-representation of women in science.