She is an Astronomer conference
Celebrating success and seeking solutions
Date: 22 and 23 April 2010
Venue: Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
A conference was held to celebrate the ending of the IYA2009 Cornerstone Project 'She is an Astronomer'.
The conference was opened by Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell. There were talks by female scientists on their work and careers, and presentations on gender issues, work-life balance, careers, mentoring, psychology/culture, statistics. One outcome of the meeting will be a list of suggestions for supporting and encouraging women in astronomy in support of the IAU Resolution passed at the IAU General Assembly in August 2009. Presentations and posters have been made available. The meeting was affected by the flight restrictions arising from the volcanic ash, and so speakers who were unable to attend have been invited to send in their presentations so they can be put on the website.
Co-Chair of She is an Astronomer
Chair of Organising Committee
Programme (final, revised and updated)
Anais Rassat (France) Work-life balance
Sarah Bridle (UK) Research and Career
Mona Evans (UK) William and Caroline Herschel: Partners in Exploration
Pedro Russo (Germany) IYA2009 and IYA Legacy