Join us for an evening in IdeaSquare where we we, as a community, define the "What, How and Why" of WIT. Afterwards there will be drinks and nibbles provided and a chance for us to mingle.
We will follow the Golden Circle methodology. If you're curious to know more, check out these links:
Now that the WIT Community has a few years under its belt, we felt the time was right to define more concretely what it is that we are doing, how, and ultimately why. Everybody is very welcome to attend, regardless of gender or job description, the more diverse the room the better our vision statement will be!
(Thank you to Romy Welschen for the notes)
What does WIT do?
Shares diversity related information
Enables experience sharing, highlighting role models and learning opportunities
Connects women in technology to each other
Inspires women in non-traditional fields, empowering and encouraging women to stay
Keywords: Networking, Experience sharing, Event organizing, Inspiring, Informing
How does WIT achieve its goals?
By providing an active platform
By inspiring confidence and empowering members to attend
By fostering an open environment
By identifying where inequality lies, increasing awareness and raising issues of inequality
Prevent damaging practices and behavior
By forming strategic relationships with CERN's bodies e.g. Diversity Office
By supporting CERNs battle against inequality (events and newsletter)
Keywords: Empowerment, Active, Platforms, Relationships, Raising Issues, Environment
Why does WIT exist?
Produce culture change
Allow women in tech to be seen as normal
Better working environment
Diversity of perspective
Create a level playing field or meritocracy
Improve gender balance and decrease dropout
Make visible the invisible
Expose damaging practices
Allow women to know their issues are not imaginary
Provide a support system
Encourage people to be better gender diversity allies
Keywords: Culture change, Gender balance, Awareness, Ally/Bystander, Support, Working Environment, Equal Opportunity, improving science
Topics highlighted for future action: