Science, a woman's profession #8

Science, a woman's profession #8

Mon, 04/03/2024


March 8, 2024, on International Women's Day

Showing by example that all scientific professions are mixed, deciphering stereotypes, overcoming preconceived ideas - this is the ambition of the annual "Sciences, a women's profession" day organized, with the support of ENS de Lyon, since 2017.

The event, organized by the Femmes & Sciences association, LabEx ASLAN and the ICAR and CRAL laboratories, is bringing together some 500 high school girls from the Lyon Academy to convince them to have confidence in their ability to succeed. Heading up the organization: Audrey Mazur, research engineer at LabEx ASLAN and ICAR, and Isabelle Vauglin, astrophysicist at CRAL and President of Femmes & Sciences.

This year's honorary ambassador is Anne L'Huillier, recipient of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics!

The day's program will be divided into three main parts:

  • speeches by Isabelle Vauglin and Clémence Perronnet (sociologist at Max Weber Center), who will give us the keys to understanding the impact of gender on society and girls' choices;
  • a time for discussion with some forty female scientific mentors from a variety of disciplines, employed in both the private and public sectors;
  • visits to research laboratories and the Musée des Confluences.

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