EVENT: Celebrating Women in Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was established in 2016 by the United Nations in a bid to raise awareness of the persistent gender gap in world research.

At the ICN2 we fully share the views of the international community on the participation of women in science. This event “Celebrating Women in Science”, will see many of our very own women in science taking the stage to talk about their journeys so far, sharing anecdotes, tips and best practices with the younger ICN2 scientists hoping to follow in their footsteps. The event will also feature prominent women from outside of the ICN2 who have earned positions of influence within the research community.


9.30 – ICN2 Director’s Welcome, Prof. Pablo Ordejón.

9.45 – ICN2 Introduction by ICN2 Equal Opportunities Committee representative and moderator, Dr. Neus Domingo:. “11FEB – The international day of girls and women in Science. The particular case of STEMS and Nanotechnology”

10.15 – Invited Talk: Núria Chinchilla, IESE Professor. “Techos de cemento y de cristal para la igualdad de oportunidades entre hombres y mujeres”.

10.45 – Invited Talk: Prof. Sònia Estrader, UB- AMIT. “Women in science, data by the numbers and some perspective”.

11.15 – Networking Coffee Break

12.00 – “Experiences at the Glass Ceiling” – Round table moderated by Dr. Adriana Figueroa

Round table participants: Prof. Laura M. Lechuga, Dr Monica Lira-Cantú, Dr Belén Ballesteros, Dr M. José Esplandiu, Dr Neus Gómez-Bastús

13.00 – Open discussion