GENDER PARITY IN ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP
Event Organiser: NUST MISIS
17 DECEMBER 2020 14:00-18:40 (GMT+3)
Forum Topics
Gender Gap in STEM Fields
Occupational Gender Segregation
Gender Dynamics of Future Jobs
The Case for Gender Parity
The shortage of senior women at the most senior levels in institutions is still a challenge, despite some improvements at executive and board levels in recent years. Despite comprising the majority of staff working in UK Universities, (54.4%), women remained under-represented among academic staff, staff in STEM subject areas and in senior management roles. The Athena SWAN Charter's process and framework is now being adopted across the globe, including in Ireland, the USA
and Canada, but more work needs to be undertaken in order to address this.
But what are the barriers to advancement for women in academia and what can be done to create leadership pathways to overcome them?

Sharing the experience of Russia and the UK will allow early career researchers and participants
to open new avenues of cooperation to create gender parity in academic leadership. Keynote speakers from UK and Russia will speak of progress from personal experiences and offer concrete answers and suggestions for participants to assess.
Speakers
Rector of NUST MISIS, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Honoured Worker
of Higher Education of the Russian Federation
, read more
Head of International Affairs
and Academic Mobility Office,
NUST MISIS, read more
Professor of Materials Science, University of Cambridge,
read more

Honorary Professor, Principal
and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Andrews, read more
Vice Rector for International Affairs Moscow Institute of Science
and Thechnology
(MIPT),
read more
Member of the of The Chartered Institute of Personnel
and Development, a Senior fellow
of the HEA, a member of the Journal
of Global Mobility Editorial Advisory Group, read more
Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Humanities Department, Stary Oskol Technological Institute. A.A. Ugarov (branch) of NUST MISIS, read more
Professor, Honored Scientist
of the Russian Federation, Scientific Director of the Department of Sociology and the Scientific School "Gender and Economic Sociology" of the Financial University under
the Government of the Russian Federation
, read more
Doctor of Sciences in Philology, professor, Vice-Rector for Science
and Research of the Moscow State Linguistics University, read more
PhD in Philology, associate professor, Head of the Centre for Socio-Cognitive Discourse Studies (SCoDis) of the Moscow State Linguistics University, read more
PhD in Economics, Head of the Scientific Management and Scienceometry Department of the Moscow State Linguistics University, read more
Associate professor, senior researcher, Department of National History, Tyumen State University,
read more

PhD in History, associate professor,Department of Humanities of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, read more
Professor of Computer Science, Durham University, read more
Athene Donald, DBE FRS
Professor of Cavendish Laboratory and Churchill College, University
of Cambridge
, read more
Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy, Head of Astrophysics at the University of Bath and a Fellow of the Institute
of Physics, Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office,read more
Programme
14:00−14:10 Welcome!
Project participants:

Alexander Gromov, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Catalysis Laboratory
Alexander Komissarov, PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Hybrid Nanostructured Marerials
Maxim Abakumov, PhD in Chemistry, Associate Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Biomedical Manomaterials Laboratory
Anastasia Mikhailovskaya, PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Ultrafine-Grained Metallic Materials
Fedor Senatov, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor, researcher, Laboratory of Hybrid Nanostructured Marerials
Andrey Yudin, PhD in Technical Sciences, senior researcher, Laboratory of Advanced Solar Energy
Elizaveta Permyakova, junior researcher, Laboratory of Inorganic Nanomaterials
Elena Zakharova, PhD student, Department of Functional Nanosystems and High-Temperature Materials


14:10−14:30 Overview on gender parity: NUST MISIS case

Speaker: Alevtina Chernikova
Rector of NUST MISIS, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Honoured Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation

14:30−14:50 Is academic leadership a level playing field or is there a gender bias?

Speaker: Sally Mapstone FRSE
Honorary Professor, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Andrews
14:50−15:10 Generating female leaders in the physical sciences: a case study of a small department

Speaker: Lindsay Greer
Professor of Materials Science, University of Cambridge
Gender parity is far from being achieved in the physical sciences, and it is of interest that progress towards parity is so different in otherwise similar situations. We examine the case of a relatively small academic department, currently in its centenary year, that finally this year has its first female Head. From having no female faculty members for most of its existence, today 11/25 (44%) of its academic staff, including 6/16 (37%) of its professors, are female. While progress has been made, significant and surprising challenges remain.


15:10−15:25 Gender and Academia: Are there well-balanced ways to study gender imbalance?

Speakers: Olga Iriskhanova, Maria Tomskaya, Dmitry Zolotarev
Moscow State Linguistics University
While general statistical data point to gender imbalance in various spheres, including academia, to avoid stereotypical thinking it is important to take into consideration a broader variety of factors and to rely on both quantitative and qualitative research. The authors present the results of macro- and micro-level analyses in research metrics and linguistics that, on the one hand, confirm the gender inequalities in academia. On the other hand, they indicate that, first, gender culture seems to be sensitive to the historical period, trends and fields of research. Second, the analysis of the communicative patterns shows that gender relations in academic interactions turn out to be fluid and are linked to the ways speakers construe their professional status.
15:25−15:40 Delivering change: UK's pathway to better gender parity in academic leadership

Speaker: Carole Mundell
Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy, Head of Astrophysics at the University of Bath and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics,Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
15:40−15:50 Quickfire questions

Moderator: Alan Moore
Head of International Affairs and Academic Mobility Office, National University of Science and Technology "MISIS"
15:50−16:10 Challenges to gender parity in STEM: Driving forward solutions

Speaker: Liza Howe-Walsh
Member of the of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Senior fellow of the HEA, a member of the Journal of Global Mobility Editorial Advisory Group
16:10−16:25 Gender equality: declaration or regulation?

Speaker: Marina Nevskaya
Vice-Rector for International Affairs of the Moscow Institute of Science and Technology (MIPT)
How should academia address the issue? Do we encourage gender equality or enforce it?
Should it be a natural process or a regulated one (by the state, institutions or academic community)?
Is there a successful approach, proven effective, which could be reproduced elsewhere?

16:25−16:40 Creating new pathways for women in tech

Speaker: Sue Black OBE
Professor of Computer Science, Durham University
In this presentation Professor Black will describe the changes she has seen and been part of making including setting up the UK's first online network for women in tech - BCSWomen in 1998, starting the social enterprise #techmums in 2013, retraining women from underserved communities into tech careers – TechUPWomen in 2019 and her recent work at Durham University increasing the percentage or women first-year computer science undergraduates from 15-30%.
16:40−16:55 Why is gender research necessary (urgently needed) for Russian education?

Speaker: Alexander Fokin
Associate professor, senior researcher, Department of National History, Tyumen State University
The issue of gender equality is one of the most significant in the modern world. As a public institution, academia must respond to challenges and face those on the agenda. In contemporary Russian education, gender studies are not well developed and sometimes meet resistance. Gender studies, as a critical theory, should become an integral part of students' training in Russian universities to strengthen academic competitiveness and contribute to the solution of many social problems.
16:55−17:10 Gender equality in the labor force distribution in the context of the formation of a new (economic) world order and inclusive economies

Speaker: Galina Sillaste
Professor, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Scientific Director of the Department of Sociology and the Scientific School "Gender and Economic Sociology" of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
17:10−17:20 Quickfire questions

Moderator: Alan Moore
Head of International Affairs and Academic Mobility Office, National University of Science and Technology "MISIS"
17:20−17:40 Glass ceilings in UK academia

Speaker: Georgina Santos
PhD in Economics, Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University in the School of Geography and Planning
17:40−17:55 How gender stereotypes affect the employment of female graduates?

Speaker: Anatoly Kislyakov
PhD in History, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
One of the risks that female graduates face is related to prospective employers' gender stereotypes that affect the level of wages, working hours and conditions, and career opportunities. Although not formalised, gender stereotypes are nevertheless reflected in legislation containing the list of jobs inaccessible to women. Earlier longitudinal studies pay attention to changes in the gender stereotypes data sets and their influence on the female part of the society's career attitude implementation. To confirm or refute the existing trends, a study has been conducted to analyse the existing stereotypes and career attitudes of female graduates of the previous years.
17:55−18:10 What holds women back in academia?

Speaker: Athene Donald, DBE FRS
Professor of Cavendish Laboratory and Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Beyond microaggressions and clear bias, there are many systemic issues that disadvantage women. These range from the wording of letters of reference to women's work being less frequently cited. Women are less likely to be awarded large grants and it is also clear how the pandemic has impacted on their work more than men's. None of these can be resolved by 'fixing the women'.
18:10−18:25 Without getting any notice of the glass ceiling, women achieve leadership positions in Russian Higher Education

Speaker: Zinara Mukhina
Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Humanities Department, Stary Oskol Technological Institute. A.A. Ugarov (branch) of NUST MISIS
The problems of the modern world with its conflicts and crises cannot be solved without understanding the place and role of women in society. These issues are particularly acute in terms of power and governance. Russia is still lagging behind the West in achieving de facto gender equality; this is true for management in such key areas as higher education.

The purpose of this presentation is to reflect on a phenomenon that is not yet very widespread in modern Russia: how is it possible that a woman successfully runs one of Russia's leading technical universities?
18:25−18:40 Closing Keynote Panel

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