CRG: International Women’s Day 2015: It’s time for action!

CRG: International Women’s Day 2015: It’s time for action!

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The majority of CRG scientists are females, a common feature among the life sciences research institutes. As these women are key players in the research performed in our institute, our Gender Balance Committee does not want to miss the opportunity posed by the International Women’s Day to make a public recognition to all women devoted to science.

“Our Gender Balance Committee is still very young but we have many actions, ideas and, above all, we are really motivated and devoted to support the cause”, explains Isabelle Vernos, group leader and chair of the Gender Balance Committee at the CRG. The committee meet periodically to discuss, follow up, and boost the main suggestions and actions received from the CRG community. They successfully launched the first edition of the Mentoring Program with 14 principal investigators and 16 postdocs participating. They have just carried out a Work Life Balance survey with a turnout of 65%. The results will be crucial in order to fully understand the needs of the CRG staff and to actively work on improving the CRG work-life balance. Also, they are identifying the most relevant indicators that will help us to better measure and analyze the areas and aspects we should be looking to improve.

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