Studying or working in a STEM subject? Interested in how to close the gender gap? Want to hear great role-models speak about their own experiences? Then join us for the annual OxFEST conference “Postcards from the Future: Rewriting the Script for Women in STEM” taking place on March 7th- 8th, 2015 in Oxford. The conference aims at motivating, inspiring, supporting and promoting women across all STEM subjects through a series of talks by prominent members of the STEM community in the UK and EU, panel discussions regarding legislation and support schemes for represented women in academia, workshops on assertiveness, confidence, negotiation and communication and interactive discussion of men and women roles in the effort for a gender balance in STEM. Confirmed speakers include Katrina Roberts – Vice President – Interim Head of Global Network and International Consumer Technologies at American Express; winner of Leader of the Year in a corporate organization at the FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards 2014 Amali de Alwis – PwC Thought Leadership Consultant and manager of the PwC Trust Programme, Head of Code First: Girls Prof Alex Blakemore – Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at Imperial College London and Athena SWAN Faculty of Medicine Ambassador for Women 2010-2013 Dawn Bonfield – CENg, FIMMM, FWES, President of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Dr Ellie Cosgrave – Research Associate at UCL’s Department for Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy and author of ScienceGrrl’s ‘Through Both Eyes’ gender equality report Dr Emily Flashman – Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow and L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellow for Women in Science 2011, finalist of the ‘Women of the Future Science and Technology’ Awards Prof Irene Tracey – Professor of Anaesthetic Science and Director and Co-Founder of NDA and FMRIB at Oxford, Member of the Oxford Athena SWAN Steering Group Prof Julie Gray – Professor of Plant Cell signalling at University of Sheffield This event promises to be filled with exciting activities that will challenge our views of women in the scientific world, and will present an exciting opportunity for you to be inspired, add to your skills, make new connections, discuss your own views with like-minded people and encourage you to goals and careers. If you have any questions, write to us at or visit our website For details, link here:

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