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The agenda of ICFOnians for Women in Science Month aims to facilitate productive dialogues that involve all ICFOnians and which support the advancement of complex scientific challenges through the contributions of our broad and inclusive community.

Visibility is important for under-represented groups in science for innumerable reasons. It provides role models and inspiration for future generations. It helps to raise awareness of the need for equal opportunities for women’s participation and leadership in STEM. It also encourages us to purposely recognize high impact work by women, further enabling it to resonate throughout the scientific community.

We invite all ICFOnians to nominate a female scientist that has inspired you and/or who you believe has had a significant impact on science through her discoveries, enthusiasm, advocacy, and/or leadership. Nominations will be collected throughout ICFOnians for Women in Science Month.

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A committee will curate all nominations received to create an exhibit that will be shared in ICFO’s NEST Hall (starting March 2023), through ICFO’s social media channels and also in an online format.

How To Participate

Fill in this nomination form

Past, present or even future women scientists whose ideas, discoveries, enthusiasm or leadership has inspired you and/or had an impact on any area of science. The nominated scientists need not be world-renowned (could be a teacher, colleague, friend, family member…) , but you must be able to articulate the ways in which their actions have inspired you and/or positively impacted science.

Any member of the ICFO community (current ICFOnians and Alumni).

  • A statement (max 100 words) that explains why you are nominating this scientist
  • A picture of the scientist you nominate. If you are unable to provide a copyright/ royalty free image of this scientist, you may submit a copyright/ royalty free image that represents their work or contributions. Please include appropriate image credits/ information to ensure that images may be published in this exhibit. Reach out to communications@icfo.eu if you need assistance.

Yes. The person who submits the nomination will be named and pictured beside their nominated scientist with a link to their profile information. Unless otherwise requested in the nomination form, the picture of the nominator will be the profile picture that appears on ICFO’s website, which will link to their ICFO profile.

** ICFOnians who are no longer at ICFO are encouraged to provide a link to their profile information and a profile photo that, by submitting, they consent to being displayed beside their nominated scientist. If no picture is submitted, their most recent ICFO profile picture will be used and their profile info will state “ICFO Alum, ICFO PhD graduate, ….”

** Current ICFOnians may also provide alternative profile links if they wish.

This campaign aims to identify and highlight female role models in science. Likewise, it aims to further increase awareness of important contributions to science by women. By focusing on the positive and inspirational, we aim to communicate our optimism for the future of science where women and men work together equitably in order to uncover new knowledge and put that knowledge to the service of humanity.

Example

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Nominate a past, present or even future women scientists whose ideas, discoveries,enthusiasm or leadership has inspired you and/or had an impact on any area of science. The nominated scientists need not be world-renowned (could be a teacher, colleague, friend, family member…) , but you must be able to articulate the ways in which their actions have inspired you and/or positively impacted science.

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Women in Science we Admire