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Inspiring Women

Date: September 30 2020
Time: 17:00 - 19:30
Location: Veras Gräsmatta, Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, 411 33, Gothenburg
Inspiring Women

We invite you to an inspiring and interactive evening. We want you to get an insight into the work of an academician, and also invite you to a conversation about equality within the academy.

During this evening, we are honored to have professors and a doctor joining us from Chalmers. They will shortly present themselves, and together we will engage in a discussion about work life in the academy and questions regarding equality. Dinner and drinks will be served!

Note: This event will be held in English.

Three reasons to join the conversation:


1. Within the area of technology, men hold 4 out of 5 professor posts and only 17% of professors are female at Chalmers. (Source: Allbright)


2. There are many structural and cultural barriers today that inhibit women’s careers within the academy. 


3. Professors have a central role in our societies’ research and education. This implies a great responsibility when it comes to pointing out the direction of future research and science. Hence, the fact that women are not allowed to conduct research at the same extent as men greatly affects our future society.

the speakers
Eva Olsson is a professor in Experimental Physics and head of the division of Nano and Biophysics, Department of Physics at Chalmers. She got her undergraduate degree from Chalmers in Physics, followed by a Ph.D. Then she was a postdoc at Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM, Yorktown Heights in New York for 2 years. She has also spent time in Tokyo at the University of Tokyo and is a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences.

Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede is a professor in the Biology and Biological department doing protein biophysics research which relates to cancer and neurodegeneration. She got her undergraduate degree from Chalmers in Chemical Engineering in 1992, followed by a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry also from Chalmers. She then spent 12 years in the US, first as a postdoc and then as faculty at two different universities, after which she returned to Sweden. She is active in outreach and today she leads Genie, Chalmers's new gender initiative.

Cecilia Fager is a doctor in Materials science and has done her work at the Institution of Physics at Chalmers. She has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in materials chemistry and nanotechnology. During her time as a Ph.D. at Chalmers, she presented her work at conferences around the world such as Sydney, Santa Barbara and Lyon. She has now started her postdoc at KTH in Stockholm.
Important note
There are only 50 spots available. Participation is FREE, however, there will be a 50 SEK no-show fee if you register and don’t show up without cancelling your spot before the event (please note that this rule does not apply if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms). Cancellation should be made at least 24 hours before the event so we can contact people on the waiting list. If you need to cancel, please contact Klara Pilhall at
17:00: Welcoming by the CWA board with dinner and drinks at Veras Gräsmatta.
17:45: The speakers will start by introducing themselves and their work at Chalmers.
18:45: Coffee break!
19:00: Open discussion with the speakers. The audience will be invited to share their opinions, knowledge and questions.
The event will end between 19:30-20:00. There will be time afterwards to talk to us in the Board of CWA and with the speakers.
Waiting list
The spots for this event are sold out. Fill in the details below and we’ll contact you if a free spot comes up.

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For any questions about this event, please contact Lottie De Geer: