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Four tips that made our online conference a huge success.

In 2020 I co-founded the Piscopia Initiative to encourage women and non-binary participation in mathematical postgraduate research. We were planning a big two day conference in Edinburgh for September 2020, but like everyone else we had to move it online. I want to share my personal four most important learnings that made our online conference… Continue reading Four tips that made our online conference a huge success.

One step ahead by taking one step back: a different kind of outreach scheme

In January 2020 I co-founded the Piscopia Initiative to encourage women and non-binary participation in mathematical research across the UK. Read here about my motives. As a student I am constantly surrounded by advertisements for different outreach schemes for PhDs, focusing on a variety of subgroups, disciplines, and locations. However, they all are based on… Continue reading One step ahead by taking one step back: a different kind of outreach scheme

Women into Maths PhDs! Or: why qualified women don’t apply.

Recently, a friend of mine shared an article by the Harvard Business Review on the different application strategies of men and women: While men apply to a job when they meet around 60% of the criteria mentioned in the advert, women only apply if they are 100% qualified! The article then carefully explains how women… Continue reading Women into Maths PhDs! Or: why qualified women don’t apply.