Episode 5: Women in science

Last changed: 10 June 2020

In this episode, we discuss the topic of women in science, the importance of female role models and the event Soapbox Science.

With me is Judith Felten, associate senior lecturer at UPSC, who talks about her experiences as a presenter last year at the international event Soapbox Science in Umeå, and her expectations for this year.

Soapbox science is a platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do by following the London Hyde Park's Speaker's Corner format (i.e standing in public on a box talking without a microphone or other forms of digital aid).

There will be 12 presenters talking about topics ranging from forests, pregnancy, fish, antibiotic, genetics and more.

Our second guest is Navinder Singh, one of the organizers and associate professor at SLU, who tells us more about the vision of Soapbox science and the thoughts that lead to initiating this international event in Umeå.

During 2019 Soapbox science will have 42 events in 13 countries from May to October. The event in Umeå is at Renmarkstorget the 18th of May at 11-15 and the other one in Sweden is in Uppsala the 25th of May.

If you want to learn more about the events or get in contact with our guests, take a look in the links below. We think that the topic of gender and role models within academia and the forest sector is a very important issue to discuss and we encourage you to send us your comments and questions via email (wildpodcast@slu.se), Facebook or Twitter.

You can find this podcast on Spotify, Soundcloud or iTunes.

Page editor: susanna.bergstrom@slu.se