On 22.4.21 the annual Girls' Day will take place again. The day of action is intended to motivate girls to take up technical and scientific professions and to help increase the proportion of female employees in so-called "male professions" and in management positions.
Many women now study medicine and life sciences, but the public perception of science is still male-dominated. In the Draw-A-Scientist test, where children are asked to draw a scientist, the male scientist à la Einstein still dominates.
With our BIH Girls' Day 2021, we want to contribute to showing students that science can also be female and that there are very different women* who are scientists. The whole thing will take place as a digital event due to the pandemic and we expect it to take about 1-1.5 h of time.
Contact us if you have the time and desire to present to a school class about your scientific work and research on April 22, 2021 from about 8-9:30 am. We will place you with a school class and support you in the preparation and implementation, you will show the students where you work, report on the content of your work, your career and add a few personal anecdotes. Ideally, you will be in the lab/your office on the day and broadcast live from your workplace. This makes it even more vivid for the students.
Since our goal this year is more to show everyone that science is also female, we do not specifically target our offer to girls, but work with whole classes.
BIH Girls' Day 2021
- 22.4.21 from approx. 8-9:30 a.m., live from your workplace.
- Women* scientists from PhD students to professors, technicians, lab managers, clinicians scientists talk about their work and show their workplace virtually.
- An interactive online lecture in German language
If you would like to attend, please register by 12.3.21 at the latest (or even earlier to facilitate planning) with the BIH Equal Opportunity Officer, Karin Höhne email@example.com | 030 450 543 048.
*We deliberately use the term women scientists* because we also welcome contributions from trans*, inter* and genderqueer women who can identify with the term women*.