Date and time: Tuesday 4th October 2022, 16:30-18:30
Place: Room Manuel de Falla (floor +1)

About:The Woman in Science Event intends to provide a platform where public organizations and industries operating in Big Science projects can share the experiences, lessons learned and best practices on policies to increase the participation of women. It will also offer the participants a framework for networking.

This initiative is in line with the EU’s objective to achieve structural change for gender equality in research and innovation through Horizon Europe. The two-hours session will be structured along a poster exhibition and networking; a round table discussion, and the Women in Big Science Recognition Award.

Round table discussion: “How is Big Science contributing to gender equality?”

The objective is to understand the context by answering some of the following questions:

Is gender balance strategically addressed in Big Science? How is the culture of our organisations positively impacting gender balance and ensuring the visibility of women? Should gender diversity be a parameter taken into consideration in public procurement?

A total number of five speakers will be invited to share their experience on gender equality representing the Big Science and innovation community, such as policy makers, universities, industry, research facilities, and organisations. A moderator will animate the conversation and summarise key findings.

Women in Big Science Recognition Award

The round table will conclude with the presentation of the Awards on Best Practices to recognise the efforts of companies and organisations towards improving gender equality in work environment at different levels. To learn more about the award and modalities to apply, click here. Posters will need to be submitted by 18 September 2022, 12:00 CET. Participation is limited to registered organisations to BSBF 2022.

Poster Exhibition and Networking

Time will be allocated for networking as part of a poster exhibition showcasing the measures taken by candidates for the Award on Best Practices. Representatives from the companies/organisations applying to this award should be physically present to explain their work. 

The Networking section will provide attendees a forum to directly share experiences and gather knowledge on successful measures, available tools, etc.


The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein