The Minister of Science and Higher Education of Republic of Poland,
the Rector of the Lodz University of Technology and
the President of the Polish Fulbright Alumni Association
have the honour to invite to the conference
Women in Science-Tradition of Maria Skłodowska- Curie
29th - 30th September 2016
The meeting will be dedicated to a discussion on women's participation and success in a variety of research areas. Statistical data show that although women represent half of the people who gain doctoral degrees in science and engineering, they represent only one-fifth of full professors. Women face obstacles in overcoming successive stages of career e.g.: stereotyping, discrimination in invitation to sit on the scientific advisory boards, boards of start-up companies, boards of technological parks, high positions in academic institutions and universities, discrimination in invitation to scientific conferences as the keynote speakers. In recent years many programs to support women and to promote their achievements were created but there are still a lot to be changed.