International career development for women physicists

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18 November 2013

Rachel Ivie of the SRC gave a plenary talk at the Career Development Workshop for Women in Physics held in September at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. Ivie spoke about the results from the Global Survey of Physicists, a joint effort between the SRC and the IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics. The workshop in Trieste was organized to help junior and midcareer women (mostly from developing countries) advance their careers by providing networking opportunities and training in professional skills such as developing a CV, giving talks, and preparing papers for the publication process. Ivie's talk provided data on the type of resources and opportunities that women physicists often lack, while the rest of the conference provided opportunities to learn how to overcome these obstacles.