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Category: Women Empower

Collaboration with the Women in Tech

The Women in Tech, an America association that brings together successful female entrepreneurs asked me to cooperate with them and record a video-tutorial to promote women in science and tech. The first part covers the use of social media for personal branding and the second one focuses on my idea of a woman of success. I still feel overwhelmed by this collaboration. They always … Read More Collaboration with the Women in Tech

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Real stories: sexual harassment in academia.

One of the major issues in academia arose in 2017 was sexual harassment. In the wake of #MeToo, women from within various fields have come together to share stories of their abusive experiences collectively.  To reveal the scale of the problem in academia, Karen Kelsky, a former professor, created her anonymous survey that chronicles the extent of sexual harassment inside the wall of the ivory tower. The document, … Read More Real stories: sexual harassment in academia.

Life of a PhD student – Be unstoppable

How is it like to do a PhD? And how it is like to be a woman in science? I made this video to tell you about it. To tell how my PhD made me unstoppable. I encourage you to do the same, share your story on Instagram, Twitter or Youtube using the hashtags #phdtosuccess #beunstoppable

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Interview with the Godmother of the Silicon Beach: Cam Kashani

Cameron Kashani is an Iranian-American entrepreneur, the founder of COACCEL, the Human Accelerator, and the co-founder of Coloft, the first co-working space in Los Angeles for technology startups and entrepreneurs. She was featured in Forbes and other magazines as one of the most inspirational women in technology. She earned the title of Godmother of the Silicon Beach, and her enterprise, COACCEL, trained more than 4000 Entrepreneurs and 700 … Read More Interview with the Godmother of the Silicon Beach: Cam Kashani

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A Way Out From Isolation In Academia – Power of Social Media

We’re getting lonelier. Surprisingly, one out of three people between the ages of 25 and 35 feel lonely outside academia. When asked, they answered that they have felt lonely most of the time in the last week (1). In academia, this problem is much bigger. 67% of PhD students suffer from loneliness and often feel very isolated. They admitted that the feeling of isolation … Read More A Way Out From Isolation In Academia – Power of Social Media

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Collaboration with the Female Scientist association

The portrait of myself as a Female Scientist can also be found here Meet Teresa Ambrosio – scientist – woman – advocate! Teresa is a PhD student in Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. She graduated cum laude from La Sapienza – University of Rome in 2014. Her current research is based on C-H activations and how to develop more sustainable chemical reactions. Teresa … Read More Collaboration with the Female Scientist association

How do we encourage more women into STEM?

This article has also ben publish by the female scientist association. A recent report published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Diversity Landscape of the Chemical Science, put together some of the available evidence about the current state of diversity in the chemical sciences, with the particular focus on the United Kingdom. Specifically, three different parameters were taken into account: gender, disability and minority … Read More How do we encourage more women into STEM?

Happy International Day of Women in Science.

11th of February is The International Day of Women and Girls in Science!!! It is a very special day of the year celebrating Women who dedicated their lives, time, passions or hobbies into Science! Historically, without many many many intelligent Women our mankind wouldn’t be the same as it is now! Today, Ladies with beautiful […] via Top 9 Women-Led SciComm Blogs! — Be a … Read More Happy International Day of Women in Science.

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Phd to success 2.0 – Jennifer Matsui

This is the second of my interview articles to people inside and outside academia who made their own way to success. My interview today is to Jennifer Matsui. She is a student of the Molander group and currently doing her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. I very much admire Jennifer. She is a brilliant and strong woman with excellent PhD records. She … Read More Phd to success 2.0 – Jennifer Matsui

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Next step: training to run the marathon – Il passo successive: allenamento per correre la maratona.

VERSIONE IN ITALIANO DOPO QUELLA IN INGLESE After running my first half marathon, I decided to write this article to motivate people to do the same. It wasn’t a big deal but it was a big piece of commitment indeed. I am writing this article to tell the story of why I decided to start running and managed to do 21 km. I made … Read More Next step: training to run the marathon – Il passo successive: allenamento per correre la maratona.

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Happy ending: a few tips on how to mantein weight – Lieto fine: alcuni consigli su come mantere il peso – Chapter 8

VERSIONE IN ITALIANO DOPO QUELLA IN INGLESE The story of my weight loss is a successful one and after 5 months I managed to lose around 14 kilos. I started in March 2016 when I was 74 kg. I finished my diet last August when I was 61.2 kg. Then, everything was ready for me to get back to Italy and enjoy summer and … Read More Happy ending: a few tips on how to mantein weight – Lieto fine: alcuni consigli su come mantere il peso – Chapter 8

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What is love? Cosa è l’amore? – Story of my weight loss – Part 7

VERSIONE IN ITALiANO DOPO QUELLA IN INGLESE As I said in my previous chapter, I never had my own relationship. I used to hang out with a few guys when I was at school, but nothing serious, and I got bored very soon as, after a few months, we both realised that we weren’t good for each other or we wanted different things (like … Read More What is love? Cosa è l’amore? – Story of my weight loss – Part 7