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Women in Science - the Tradition of Maria Skłodowska Curie - Conference

Dear Members of the Polish Fulbright Alumni Association,

On behalf of Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Republic of Poland, Rector of the Technical University of Lodz and Polish Fulbright Alumni Association, I am pleased to invite you to the conference Women in Science - the Tradition of Maria Skłodowska Curie that will be held from 29th to 30th September 2016 in Łódź, Poland. The meeting will be dedicated to discuss the participation and success of women in a variety of research areas. Statistical data show that although women represent half of the people who gain doctoral degrees in science and engineering, they represent only one-fifth of full professors. Women face obstacles in overcoming successive stages of career e.g.: stereotyping, discrimination in invitation to sit on the scientific advisory boards,boards of start-up companies, boards of technological parks, high positions in academic institutions and universities, discrimination in invitation to scientific conferences as the keynote speakers. In recent years many programs to support women and to promote their achievements were created by a. o. Rita Levi-Montalcini Foundation, Christiane Nüsslein Volhard Foundation, Robert Bosh Foundation (creators of AcademiaNet.info) etc. but there are still a lot to be changed. Hoping that you will accept the invitation, we are confident that your presence will greatly contribute to making the occasion extraordinary. Therefore, it would be greatly appreciated if you notified us of your attendance at your earliest convenience. Detailed programme will be sent at a later date. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have and provide necessary clarifications where needed. Kindly send in your response by July 15th 2016 at beata.brozek-pluska@p.lodz.pl

Women in Science - the Tradition of Maria Skłodowska Curie - invitation

Respectfully Yours,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Halina Abramczyk
President of Polish Fulbright Alumni Assotiation