At the fourth meeting of ministerial Indo-UK Science and Innovation Council, both countries agreed to explore opportunities to develop future work through the Newton-Bhabha Fund in the area of Diversity in Science, particularly the representation of women in leadership roles. In light of the above, the British Council, in partnership with the UK Science and Innovation Network and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India organised a half-day session to share knowledge and best practise to promote and support participation and progression of women in STEM education and careers.
The aim of the workshop was to review and reflect on data, policies and interventions that exist in India and the UK, and to identify issues and challenges that need to be addressed at macro and micro levels. The workshop was held on 12 February 2015 in New Delhi. The workshop brought together scientists, researchers, heads of institutions and policy makers to share strategies and ideas for promoting women in STEM with the objective of surmounting their shared challenges and achieving greater success in the field.
Key note Speakers for -Status of women in STEM
Prof Rohini M Godbole
Prof Barbara McInnes Crossouard
Dr Amanda Dickins
Working together – Fostering and Supporting Women in STEM
Theme 1 - Women in early career research and support systems
Speaker – Dr Rajeshwari Raina
Theme 2 - The missing data: What do we need and how do we collect it?
Speaker – Dr Sudha Nair
Theme 3 - International Mobility and Networks
Speaker - Prof Minakshi Bhardwaj