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    janeiro 15th, 2011


    IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) é a maior organização profissional internacional dedicada a promover mulheres engenheiras e cientistas.

    Missão e Visão da IEEE WIE

    A missão da IEEE WIE é inspirar, cativar, encorajar e dar poder às mulheres IEEE pelo mundo. IEEE WIE prevê uma vibrante comunidade de mulheres e homens inovando o mundo de amanhã.

    IEEE WIE esforça-se para:

    • reconhecer as fantásticas realizações das mulheres na Engenharia Eléctrica e Electrónica através de nomeações;
    • organizar eventos nas principais conferências técnicas para aumentar as redes de contactos e para promover membros para WIE;
    • educar mulheres para papéis de liderança no IEEE e no avanço da carreira para mulheres nas suas profissões;
    • facilitar o desenvolvimento de programas e actividades que promovam a entrada e a retenção de mulheres nos programas de engenharia.

    outubro 20th, 2014

    In  recognition of Dr. Kanako Miura’s contributions to Humanoid Robotics, the Miura Memorial Travel Award was established in 2013 by the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Humanoid Robotics to support woman PhD and MS students entering the field with travel to the IEEE RAS Conference on Humanoid Robotics.

    We invite woman researcher to apply for the Miura Memorial Travel Award by submitting their applications for travel support to Humanoids 2014 in Madrid

    Travel support will cover partial reimbursement for conference/workshop registration at an early registration rate, transportation and accommodations. Each awardee will be eligible for up to 1000 EURO, depending on the geographical location of the applicant

    How to apply:

    Fill in the application form at  and submit it via email to by November 1, 2014.




    outubro 14th, 2014

    The IPODI Fellowship Programme of the Technische Universitaet Berlin is open to outstanding female researchers of all nationalities and from all fields of research represented at the TU Berlin. IPODI Fellows will find excellent research conditions in one of the seven faculties of the TU Berlin. IPODI awards


    Seven Postdoctoral Fellowships (all disciplines, including robotics) (salary scale between E 13 and E 14 TV-L).


    IPODI Fellows will receive:

    ·         A two-year employment contract with salaries equal to those of the Marie Curie Programme for experienced researchers, including social security and health insurance as well as pension coverage (salary scale between E 13 and E 14 TV-L),


    *   A yearly travel allowance,

    *   A monthly contribution to research costs,

    *   The opportunity for professional training in career development and research management.


    Conditions for application:

    ·         Applicants must have at least two and not more than ten years of research experience after obtaining their doctoral degree, in exceptional cases an extension of up to three years is possible,


    *   Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the application deadline,

    *   The research proposal has to be supported by a cooperating professor of the TU Berlin.


    Required documents include:

    ·         An innovative and independent research proposal and a time plan demonstrating how the proposed objectives are to be achieved,


    *   A letter of motivation detailing career perspectives and motivation to apply for IPODI,

    *   A filled-in ethical issues table,

    *   A letter of support of a cooperating professor of the TU Berlin,

    *   Two external letters of reference.


    Application deadline: 15 December 2014


    Researchers returning from periods of international mobility (researching outside Germany), intersectoral mobility (working in the private sector) or non-academic mobility (e.g. after parental leave) are especially encouraged to apply.


    Applications have to be submitted in English via the IPODI Application Portal<>. For further information see<> or contact the IPODI Office (<>).


    IPODI is co-funded by the European Union (Marie Curie Co-funding of Regional, National, and International Programmes) and awards a total of 21 fellowships in three internationally open selection rounds.




    Dr. Elke Gehweiler

    IPODI Office


    Technische Universität Berlin


    Straße des 17. Juni 135

    D-10623 Berlin



    Phone: 0049 (0) 30 314 79842





    setembro 17th, 2014

    Olá Braga! Hello Braga!

    O Rails Girls chegou a Braga! Gostavas de aprender a programar? Junta-te a nós neste workshop gratuito, onde irás aprender a desenvolver uma App em Ruby on Rails! Não precisas de saber programar.

    Rails Girls just got to Braga! Join us in this free workshop where you will learn how to build an application in Ruby on Rails! No previous knowledge on programming needed.

    APPLY NOW! The first round is until the 30th September and the second round until the 5th of October. The sooner, the better!


    setembro 8th, 2014


    The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC) Planning Committee announces
    the 2015 WIE ILC to be held 23-25 April 2015 in the capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA. With a theme
    of Lead Beyond. Accelerating Innovative Women Who Change the World, the conference will be focused
    on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Speakers and groups are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal at
    by 30 September 2014.
    Corporate sponsors can find details for partnerships at

    Speakers on professional development, leadership, innovation, global business perspectives, entrepreneurship,
    career advancement, starting new businesses, and work/life balance are encouraged to submit a proposal by 30 September 2014.

    Conference Audience Conference participants include female engineers, technology professionals, managers, executives and academics from around the world. The 2015 WIE-ILC expects 400-500 participants. Please ensure that your content is suitable for a professional, international audience.
    Conference Tracks The WIE-ILC focus is leadership development. Topics aligned with the theme of Lead Beyond. Accelerating Innovative Women Who Change the World will be considered for one of the following tracks: Track 1 Inspiration; Track 2 Empowerment; Track 3 Enjoyment; Track 4 (completely virtual track where all presentations are done online only) Engagement

    Different session formats are encouraged. For example, IGNITE panel sessions, Fishbowl brainstorming sessions and standard presentation formats are acceptable.

    Proposal Guidelines Please ensure that content is non-commercial, uses moderate number of slides, includes interactive learning and is relevant and clear.

    Please submit proposals online by 30 September 2014. Proposals should include the following:

    -Presenter name, full mailing address, phone, and email

    -Brief presenter bio (maximum 300 words)

    -Name, full mailing address, phone, email, and bio for each co-presenter

    -Session description (maximum 250 words)

    -Session type (e.g. workshop, panel, interactive)

    -Video link to example presentation

    -Learning objectives

    -Recommended track (e.g., Empowerment, Inspiration, Enjoyment or Virtual/Engagement)

    agosto 20th, 2014

    By Lucas Laursen

    Photo: Getty Images

    For years, psychologist Nadya A. Fouad of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee has been asking women in engineering what they want. She and organizational psychologist Romila Singh, also at U-W Milwaukee, conducted a National Science Foundation-supported survey asking over 5,000 female engineers their reasons for leaving—or staying—in the field. On Saturday, 9 August, at the American Psychological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Fouad presented their latest analysis of that data. Those who leave, she reports, turn out to be just as confident and successful as those who stay. They may, however, be more likely to have encountered belittling or undermining from colleagues and a lack of support from their supervisors.

    “I really want the narrative to not just be: ‘Women don’t have confidence, women need to lean in,’” Fouad says. “With all the will in the world, if the climate doesn’t change, women can lean in, but they will still get pushed back.” Read the rest of this entry »

    agosto 11th, 2014

    This conference has the support of Women in Engineering – Portugal Section.


    Dear Colleague,

    We are pleased to announce the International Conference on Clinical and BioEngineering for Women’s Health – BioMedWomen 2015 that will be held in Porto, Portugal, on June 20-23, 2015 (

    Several clinical and scientific topics will be presented and discussed in BioMedWomen 2015, including (but not limited to): Aging, Aesthetical and Reconstructive Surgery, Urogynecology, Imaging, Biomechanics, Physical Activity and Sports, Nutrition, Health Psychology, Assisted diagnosis and Treatment, Physiotherapy, Simulation, Medical Devices, Prosthesis and Tissue Engineering, Dental and Orthodontics.

    Due to your very interesting and key research activities, we would like to invite you to participate in BioMedWomen 2015 and share your expertize. Your contribution is welcomed, and we would be honored if you could accept this invitation.


    Deadline for Thematic Session Proposals: 15th December 2014

    Deadline for abstract submission: 20th January 2015 (full details may be found at

    Authors’ notification: 10th February 2015

    Deadline for full papers (not mandatory): 15th March 2015


    -The proceedings book will be published by the Taylor & Francis Group.

    -A book with 20 invited works from the ones presented in the conference will be published by springer under the book series “Lectures Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics” -

    -Additionally, the organizers will encourage the submission of extended versions of the accepted works to related International Journals; particularly, for special journal issues dedicated to BioMedWomen 2015. Two already confirmed possibilities are: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization ( and International Journal for Computational Vision and Biomechanics (

    Best wishes,

    The Organizing Committee:

    Renato Natal Jorge (Conference Chair)

    Isabel Ramos (Faculty of Medicine / Centro Hospitalar de São João-EPE)

    José Alberto Duarte (Faculty of Sport)

    Maria Emília Costa (Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences)

    Olívia Pinho (Faculty of Nutrition and Food Science)

    Maria Helena Figueiral (Faculty of Dental Medicine)

    Teresa Mascarenhas (Faculty of Medicine / Centro Hospitalar de São João-EPE)

    João Manuel RS Tavares (Faculty of Engineering)

    julho 28th, 2014
    Uma pergunta ambígua feita para Lauren Conrad, uma das personalidades mais famosas dereality show nos Estados Unidos, teve como resposta da estrela um tapa na cara com mãos de veludo na sociedade que insiste, de alguma forma, na discriminação sexual das mulheres no trabalho.


    A pergunta feita a Lauren Conrad, quando foi convidada por uma estação de rádio para falar de sua carreira, foi: Qual sua posição favorita?. É possível, para qualquer um, perceber o inoportuno questionamento de apelo sexual. Mas Lauren manteve a postura e respondeu sorridente: “CEO”.

    Inspirados na resposta genial de Lauren Conrad, o site Mic questionou 23 mulheres sobre suas posições favoritas ao desempenhar as respectivas profissões. O resultado foi uma série de fotos com todas elas segurando cartazes e falando sobre o que é mais gostoso fazer em suas carreiras profissionais.

    1. Ilyse Hoguepresidente na NARAL Pro-Choice America


    É difícil escolher a melhor parte do meu trabalho, mas se eu tivesse, diria que é a equipe. Um líder só é eficaz se todos à sua volta estão apaixonados pelos trabalhos a se desenvolver. Isto impulsiona a luta das pessoas pela liberdade reprodutiva. Se o outro lado é o último suspiro de um sistema patriarcal ultrapassado, a equipe que lidero é a própria expressão do que o futuro será, abraçando a justiça, a igualdade e o respeito à diversidade. Meu trabalho é ajudar a canalizar esta visão em realidade”.

    2. Patricia Valoy, engenheira civil no STV Inc.


    Eu trabalho em uma empresa de gestão de planejamento, arquitetura, engenharia e construção. Também sou ativista e escritora feminista. A melhor parte do meu trabalho é ser capaz de trabalhar com engenheiros e comerciantes para ver um projeto sair do papel e se tornar uma estrutura útil”.

    3. Anna Holmes, escritora e editora na Fusion


    Com ajuda de uma equipe crescente e talentosa, tentando descobrir a melhor forma de contar histórias de uma forma digital interativa e atraente. A melhor parte do meu trabalho é que eu e meus amigos temos a liberdade de experimentar, o que é necessário, porém raro no quesito criar algo novo e significativo”. Read the rest of this entry »

    julho 5th, 2014

    Maria João Guerra
    Pedro Machado

    05/07/2014 | 03:04 |  Dinheiro Vivo

    Filha de uma administrativa e de um mecânico de automóveis, ambos com a 4.ª classe, ex-basquetebolista de competição fascinada por comboios, Maria João Guerra passou pela Sorefame/Bombardier. Hoje, aos 39 anos, gere 600 funcionários e um orçamento de dezenas de milhões de euros numa empresa multinacional na Alemanha. O perfil de uma emigrante que diz não pensar trabalhar mais em Portugal mas que desconstrói estereótipos sobre o país de Merkel.

    É alta, bem alta – como é suposto ser, como jogadora de basquetebol federada que foi quando jovem (ou mais jovem, vá) – e move-se com a informalidade impositiva que associamos às pessoas habituadas a ocupar o seu espaço sem pedir desculpa, o sorriso fácil em permanente reserva de ironia. É, dir-se-ia, alguém capaz de encontrar motivo de diversão mesmo no que a aborrece – mas não deve ser fácil, em todo o caso, quando a aborrecem; sente-se que se habituou a comandar e a ser obedecida e, por vezes, a fazer show disso. Com plena consciência: “Sou muito teatral.”

    Como quando, na Bombardier (Maria João Guerra fez o trabalho de final de curso de Engenharia Mecânica na Sorefame, comprada em 2001 pela empresa canadiana, e foi aí o seu primeiro emprego), correu os cacifos todos dos funcionários à procura de álcool, retirando de lá as garrafas com estardalhaço. “Descobri bares autênticos, cervejas, uísque… Também mandei tirar os calendários de mulheres nuas.” Faz uma careta. Read the rest of this entry »