The first symposium on “Gender Equality and Diversity at HT” took place today at the Human Technopole Auditorium. The aim of the event was to discuss why there are differences in the career outcomes of men and women and how we can act to promote equality and inclusion at HT. During the event we heard from Gerlind Wallon, Deputy Director of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) and Saher Ahmed, Head of Diversity Equality and Inclusion at the Sanger Institute. The aim is to start a conversation on how both our personal actions and institutional policies can best promote equality and inclusion at Human Technopole.
14.00 – 14.05: Welcome to HT. GIANMARIO VERONA (President, HT)
14.05-14.15: Introduction. NICOLE SORANZO (Head of Genomics Research Centre, Population & Medical Genomics, HT)
14.15-14.45: «Gender in Academia». GERLIND WALLON (Deputy Director, EMBO)
14.45-15-15: «Our journey in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion». SAHER AHMED (Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Sanger Institute )
15.15-15.45: Q&A session. NICOLE SORANZO (Head of Genomics Research Centre, Population & Medical Genomics, HT)
15.45-16.15: COFFEE BREAK
16.15-16.30: «HT Gender Equality Plan and Gender Equality Team at HT». ALESSANDRA POGGIANI (Director of Administration, HT)
16.30-16.50: Ideas for the future. Chaired by NICOLE SORANZO, GERLIND WALLON , SAHER AHMED, ALESSANDRA POGGIANI
16.50-17.00: Closing Remarks
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Gender Equality in Life Sciences with Dr Saher Ahmed
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