Elles Font PSL: International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024


They're part of PSL, they're part of science, yet their careers and commitments often go unrecognized. To inspire future vocations, combat prejudice and actively support female scientific careers, a series of events running from February 9, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, to March 8, International Women's Rights Day, highlights this commitment on campus.

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Within PSL University, research chairs, associations, individual or collective projects, dedicated events: numerous initiatives are helping to promote the work of women in science at PSL. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, closely followed by the International Day of Women in Science on March 8, provide an opportunity to highlight this commitment.
A number of initiatives, portraits and presentations of the work of women researchers are on offer, of which here is a selection.

Support: Roundtables, conferences, studies and the Women in Science mentoring program

Launched in 2021, by a collective of researchers from Observatoire de Paris - PSL and École Pratique des Hautes Études - PSL, the Femmes & Sciences PSL mentoring program encourages female doctoral students from PSL to develop their careers and reduce inequalities. One-to-one interviews, workshops, training courses, round-table discussions... support with plenty of time for privileged exchanges, focusing on both professional and personal challenges.

Between feedback and future projects, meet two members of the program's steering committee, Rhita Ouazzani, astronomer at the Laboratoire d'Étude Spatiale et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (LESIA) of the Observatoire de Paris - PSL and Sophie Thenet, director of studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études - PSL and Mathilde Mâlin, 2022 PhD mentee at LESIA.

Passing on: sharing the joy of science and building confidence among young girls

Celebrating : A glimpse of excellence in women's scientific research

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Find portraits, testimonials and projects on twitter and instagram with the hashtag: #EllesFontPSL