Past event

Gendered Innovations

Thursday 15 March 2018 16:00 - 18:00 Business School LG100, Imperial College London Public lecture

A discussion on how Gendered Innovations in Imperial’s curriculum should better prepare graduates for business, as part of Women@Imperial week. The lecture will be led by Professor Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University and Imperial Vice Provost (Education), Simone Buitendijk.

Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine, and Engineering
In conjunction with International Women’s Day, Imperial College London host a week of special events in order to celebrate the achievements of its female staff and students.  This year, on Thursday 15th March, as an extension to the Women@Imperial week, we will be hosting a lecture on Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine, and Engineering, with keynote speaker Londa Schiebinger.

Professor Londa Schiebinger
How can we harness the creative power of gender analysis for discovery and innovation? Schiebinger identifies three strategic approaches to gender in research, policy, and practice: 1) “Fix the Numbers of Women” focuses on increasing women’s participation; 2) “Fix the Institutions” promotes gender equality in careers through structural change in research organizations; and 3) “Fix the Knowledge” or “Gendered Innovations” stimulates excellence in science and technology by integrating sex and gender analysis into research. This talk focuses on the third approach. Schiebinger will discuss several examples of how integrating gender analysis into research enhances excellence in research, including case studies from stem cell research, animal research, machine learning, assistive technologies for the elderly, and conceptualizing big data. Schiebinger will end her remarks with practical outcomes and suggestions for integrating sex and gender analysis into research at Imperial College London.

4pm Professor Londa Schiebinger public lecture (LGS, Business School)
5pm Reception

Note: All case studies can be found at: To match the global reach of science and technology, Gendered Innovations was developed through a collaboration of over a hundred experts from across the United States, Europe, Canada, and Asia. Gendered Innovations was funded by the European Commission, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and Stanford University.

To view the full lecture by Professor Schiebinger, please follow the link.

Professor Londa SchiebingerAcademic
John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science in the History Department
Stanford University

Londa Schiebinger currently directs the Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment project. Professor Schiebinger is a leading international expert on gender in science and technology and has addressed the United Nations on the topic of “Gender, Science, and Technology.” She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work on Gendered Innovations ( ) harnesses the creative power of sex and gender analysis to enhance excellence and reproducibility in science and technology.

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