Gender Summit 15 and GENERA Network meeting

King’s College London, 18-19 June 2018, London

IET, Institute of Engineering and Technology, “ Savoy Place, London 20 June 2018


The !5th Gender Summit was held for the first time in London, led by Science and Engineering South Consortium of leading universities as the principal partner. It brings together the universities of Oxford, Southampton, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, University College of London and imperial College, creating the most powerful hub of research intensive universities in the UK.

GS15 builds on past discussions and recommendations and tackles fresh gender issues, in the context of new concerns such as: Brexit, impact of climate change, addressing societal challenges, opportunities and consequences of digital transformations, the 4th industrial revolution, strengthening societal responsibility and relevance of research and innovation, ensuring the success of UN Sustainable Development agenda, and managing the interaction between scientific , political and policy agendas in a rapidly changing world.

The two days programme organised under the theme ”United in Science and Through Science”. Included a mixture of keynotes, plenary panel sessions and parallel sessions, as well as poster exhibition, professional networking activities, and interlinked public engagement side-events. G.Avellis participated to the parallel session on “ Constructing better inclusion and advancement conditions”, giving a talk on “A Database Role Mole Models for Women Scientists in STEM” which received a great interest from the audience and a set of questions on how to register to the database.

She was present at the session on GENERA project and was invited to participate to the GENERA Network meeting the day after the conference at IET in London by the GENERA project manager Lia Lang (DESY). Gianna Avellis attended the event at IET and identified a role for MCAA and ITWIIN as GENERA Observer in GENERA Network and will contact the GENERA project manager in the coming days to set up some agreements between the associations and GENERA project.