|Women in Science|
Monday 31 August, 14:00 to 15:30 - Room O-O1
EMBO/FEBS Women in Science Session
Life scientists, both male and female, are invited to join this lively discussion of issues facing women in their life science career choice.
Gender differences in communication and show(wo)manship
Title & Synopsis:
Gendered Communication in Professional Settings
The role of the construction of gender profiles (male/female) through communication in the professional world has become an important focus in the field of gender research. Studies show: professional success is frequently not only based on factual competence, but rather depends on various aspects of social behavior. Especially stereotypes and expectations held by individuals and/or instititutions towards male and female performance influence decision making processes. As more and more women enter the work force and compete for higher positions in the business world and in science, the role of gendered communication cultures becomes more and more influential.
EMBO is pleased to join with FEBS, the Federation of European Biochemical Societies, to offer this session. Raising awareness of career issues for women scientists is a priority for both organisations. Each year, the FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award recognises and rewards the exceptional achievements of a female scientist in life sciences research over the previous five years. Winners of the award are role models who inspire future generations of women in science.