WINGS: Women IN Great Sciences
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WINGS: Women IN Great Sciences WINGS is and open and inclusive network for all interested in equality at Lund University. The members of the network are scientists at all levels working in- or outside the university, including PhD students and postdocs, and other staff at Lund University.
The network was initiated by co-workers at the Dept. of Geology, Lund University, in 2003 and was in the beginning an informal regular lunch club discussing science, careers and equality issues. During 2007 the network expanded to include the Faculty of Science and related industries. In 2012 the network was further expanded to include the faculty of Medicine and the faculty of Engineering (LTH). In 2013 WINGS merged with StepUp, a PhD student and postdoc network focusing on career planning. In 2015, WINGS merged with the female grass root network WISE at CIRCLE, part of USV. We believe that by creating strong scientific networks, we can highlight our competence within the network and in interactions with others. WINGS has contacts with women in academia, research institutes, industry and funding agencies.
The WINGS steering group is responsible for organizing activities (seminars, meetings, workshops and conferences) and distributing information to the members of the network (through this webpage, our emailing list and social media). The current steering committee consists of 8 members from all three faculties. The current coordinator is Johanna Stadmark, who is a researcher at Quaternary Sciences, Faculty of Science, after a common agreement of the rest of the members of the steering group. WINGS are members of the European Platform of Women Scientists, EPWS.
WINGS organizes regular workshops and courses, as well as lunch-meetings with invited speakers to inspire discussion and development of research, career opportunities, innovation and the ongoing process of change for equality. Since 2008 WINGS organize a yearly conference to discuss research and equality issues. WINGS also organize a yearly networking congress for PhD students and postdocs called StepUp.