Women in STEM Book Club
The WiSTEM Book Club was initiated and has been running since January 2019 by Dr Athina Frantzana. Her main goal is to bring STEM students and professionals together to share knowledge and experiences, network, and of course discuss a relevant book in a friendly atmosphere. Until March 2020 the gatherings were taking place at a popular Edinburgh Bookshop, and since then they have been moved online. The first event (discussing “Inferior” by Angela Saini) was quickly sold out, which made the interest and need for such a club clear by the STEM community. It was followed by many successful gatherings that received fantastic feedback!
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Books we have read and discussed
- Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini
- Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
- The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know by by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay
- Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng
- Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society by Cordelia Fine
- How to be a Smart Woman in STEM: #SCIENCE #TECHNOLOGY #ENGINEERING #MATH by Gabriela Mueller Mendoza
- Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans
- The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel
- Zeros + Ones by Sadie Plant
- Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences by Cordelia Fine
- The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon (with Gina Rippon!)
- Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
- How To Talk To Robots: A Girls’ Guide To a Future Dominated by AI by Tabitha Goldstaub
- Data Feminism by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein
- Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang
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WiSTEM Book Club Code of Conduct
Please note: this event is not a presentation/lecture type event. It’s a discussion, and everyone is encouraged to participate. It’s about sharing knowledge and experiences, networking and supporting. Dr Frantzana’s role is to moderate the conversation by asking key questions and making sure everyone’s voice is heard.
If you decide to join us, please unmute yourself, put your camera on (optional), introduce yourself and participate in the discussion. If you cannot use your microphone or have your camera on for any reason, please use the chatroom to share your thoughts with us. If you have not read the book by the time of the event, you are welcome to join and participate. The conversation, most of the times, ends up moving around the book’s topic, so you can always add to it if you know your stuff!
Additionally, the meeting room will be locked about 20 minutes after the event starts to avoid interrupting the conversation. So, please join 5 minutes before the start of the event so we can be on time and without interruptions.
Please, be kind and respect everyone’s opinion. Any discriminatory or bullying behaviour will not be tolerated and you will be banned from the event and the book club. Thank you.