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The Women in Science series provides talks from the support network OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) which aims to promote and encourage women in their scientific careers. The series provides information and resources, which may aid females in pursuing their careers. The series includes talks from a range of inspirational speakers with the overall goal to convince women out there that, although it may be challenging, it is possible for motivated women to succeed in science.

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The Women in Science series provides talks from the support network OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) which aims to promote and encourage women in their scientific careers. The series provides information and resources, which may aid females in pursuing their careers. The series includes talks from a range of inspirational speakers with the overall goal to convince women out there that, although it may be challenging, it is possible for motivated women to succeed in science.

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    Women in Engineering

    Women in Engineering

    A short promotional film featuring women who have been inspired to work in the engineering. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 3 min
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    Ambition for Leadership

    Ambition for Leadership

    An inspirational talk on leadership given by Professor Dame Carol Black to young female science students as part of the 3rd Annual OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM". OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) is an Oxford University society founded in 2005. Its initial vision was to promote and support women working in engineering and scientific disciplines within the university and its associated institutes.

    Professor Dame Carol Black is Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health, England, Chairman of the Nuffield Trust, and Chairman of the Governance Board of the Centre for Workforce Intelligence. In November 2011, when National Director for Health and Work, she completed as Co-Chair an independent review for the UK Government of sickness absence in Britain, to which the Government has recently responded. The Centre she established at the Royal Free Hospital in London is internationally renowned for research and treatment of connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma.

    • 30 min
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    If I knew then what I know now. Being resourceful and strategic in traversing the science career landscape

    If I knew then what I know now. Being resourceful and strategic in traversing the science career landscape

    An inspirational careers talk given to young female science students as part of the 3rd Annual OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM". OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) is an Oxford University society founded in 2005. Its initial vision was to promote and support women working in engineering and scientific disciplines within the university and its associated institutes.

    Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer is an expert advisor on technical and policy issues for the European Commision and is a founder member of Portia (www.portiaweb.org.uk) and director since 2001, an organisation which aims to advance women in STEM at all levels. In 2009, Portia coordinated an FP7 project on gender in science, genSET (www.genderinscience.org), which led Elizabeth the create the Gender Summit - Europe in 2009, as a platform for dialogue between scientists, policy makers and gender scholars featuring research evidence showing when, why and how gender issues are important in research and innovation quality, and establishing a consensus on what actions are needed to make improvements.
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    • 27 min
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    Lessons learned on the way up - how to take control of your career in STEM and still have a life!

    Lessons learned on the way up - how to take control of your career in STEM and still have a life!

    Inspirational talk given to young female science students as part of the 3rd Annual OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM" Thursday 27th February 2014 OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) is an Oxford University society founded in 2005. Its initial vision was to promote and support women working in engineering and scientific disciplines within the university and its associated institutes.

    Professor Jackie Hunter is the chief executive of the BBSRC and has over 30 years experience in the bioscience research sector, working across academia and industry and playing a key role in innovative collaborations and partnerships. She holds a personal chair from St George's Hospital Medical School, which was awarded in recognition of her contribution to bioscience research. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 25 min
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    Career, Creativity and Confidence

    Career, Creativity and Confidence

    An inspirational talk given to young female science students by engineer Roma Agrawal as part of the OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM", OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) is an Oxford University society founded in 2005. Its initial vision was to promote and support women working in engineering and scientific disciplines within the university and its associated institutes.

    Roma Agrawal is an Associate Structural Engineer at WSP designing bridges, sculptures & skyscrapers, including the Shard in London. She was awarded 'Young Structural Engineer of the Year 2011' by the Institution of Structural Engineers and was a finalist for the 'Young Woman Engineer of the Year' run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Outside of work, she promotes engineering, scientific and technical careers to young people and particularly to under-represented groups such as women.
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    • 26 min

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