Anne Pépin, Gender Summit past speaker

Director, Mission for the Place of Women at CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France.

Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the ERA: findings and policy recommendations from GENDER-NET ERA-NET
KEF 4: Mainstreaming gender at national and field level: new evidence, better measures

Dr Anne Pépin heads the Mission for the Place of Women at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (Mission pour la place des femmes au CNRS) since 2012. This strategic unit is in charge of designing, coordinating the implementation, and assessing all actions aimed at fostering gender equality within the organisation. She is a CNRS senior researcher, specialised in nanotechnology, and holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the Université de Montréal, Canada, an Engineering Degree from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, France, and a Ph.D. in Electronics from the Université Paris 6, France. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at MIT, USA, before being recruited by CNRS in 1996.

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Alison Bert, Gender Summit speaker

Editor in Chief, Elsevier Connect.

Gender in Science - how to make people understand why it matters
KEF 1: Improving access to experts and knowledge

Alison Bert is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Connect, which features with daily stories for the global science, health and technology communities. Elsevier Connect launched in 2012 as an online platform where members of the global research community could learn about each other’s work and engage in conversation. It provides a lens to explore the complex and ever-evolving worlds of science and publishing. Contributors write about their work, provide insight into trends and current events, and give advice for early-career stage researchers. As a journalist, Alison helps them bring their stories to life in words and images, making complex topics engaging and meaningful to a global audience.

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Dr Thomas Berghöfer, Gender Summit 7 Eu speaker

Senior researcher, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Germany.

The GENERA project: fostering gender equality and the importance of mixed teams in physics 
KEF 4: Mainstreaming gender at national and field level: new evidence, better measures

Thomas Berghöfer studied Physics and Astrophysics at the universities of Marburg and Bochum, and received his PhD from the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich. During his active research career he was working in X-ray and EUV astronomy at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, the Space Sciences Lab of UC Berkeley, and the observatory of University of Hamburg. While working at the University of Hamburg he was appointed as one of the women’s representatives in the faculty of physics.

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Dr Lei Pan, Gender Summit 6 Eu speaker

Content & Analytics Product Manager, Elsevier.

Elsevier Content and Analytics - Comparing gender authorship across fields
Parallel 5: Scientific inclusion and diversity in science structures and practices

Dr Lei Pan is Content and Analytics Product Manager at Elsevier, based in Amsterdam. In her role, she manages projects that assess the research performance of countries and universities to identify research strengths and weaknesses, and inform research managers, funding bodies and policy makers in their decision making. Her work relies on analysing large amount of publication, citation, macroeconomic and patent data from various sources, and consulting the views and needs of stakeholders is the key to the usefulness of her projects. Previously, she worked as assistant professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and consultant at Ecorys. She holds a PhD in Economics from VU Amsterdam and a Master in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Tinbergen Institute.

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Assoc Prof Lisbeth Söderqvist, Gender Summit 7 Eu speaker

Senior analyst, Swedish Research Council, Sweden.

Gender equality observations of peer review process
Panel 2: Assessment of scientific excellence: practices, processes, outcomes

Lisbeth Söderqvist works with gender equality questions as well as with other analyses at the Department of Research Policy/Policy Advice Unit at The Swedish Research Council, an official research funding body which advises the Swedish Government on research policy issues. She received her PhD from Stockholm University in 2001 and was appointed Associate Professor in 2008.

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