Women in Science:   
The Challenge of Progress in Academia
4:30 p.m. Light Refreshments
at the Dorothy de Rothschild Open University of Israel campus,
1 University Rd., Raanana
(Parking via North Raanana junction)
5:00 The Status of Women in Science
Opening Remarks:
Prof. Hagit Messer-Yaron
President' The Open University of Israel
Greetings:
Prof. Ruth Arnon
President, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Dr. Neal Sherman
Executive Director, United States-Israel Educational Foundation

Prof. Miriam Erez
Technion; Chair, Council for the Advancement of Women in Science and Technology
Statistical Overview of Women in Science in Israel and Abroad

Film Clip
The Mind Has No Sex
(excerpts)

Women in Science: The Voice of Experience
Physics: Prof. Nancy Haegel
Department of Physics, Naval Postgraduate School
Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Biology: Prof. Karen B. Avraham
Vice Dean, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Chemistry: Prof. Carol Parish
Department of Chemistry, University of Richmond
Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
6:45 Break
7:00 The Professional Progress of Women in Science: Why and How?
Dr. Yoav Bar-Anan
Psychology Department, Ben-Gurion University
The Influence of Gender-Science Implicit Attitudes and Stereotypes on Women's Career Decisions and Progress

Panel Discussion: The Road to the Top: Paved with Dubious Intentions?
Prof. Hagit Messer-Yaron (moderator), Prof. Karen Avraham,
Prof. Carol Parish, Prof. Nancy Haegel, Prof. Miriam Erez, Prof. Ruth Arnon,
Dr. Yoav Bar-Anan, Prof. Varda Rotter

The Conference will be held in English.
Participation is based on pre-registration
RSVP telephone *3337 or 03-5114412 or on the website:

www.openu.ac.il/womenscientists