Dear students of Institut Le Rosey, thank you all for a great event!
I feel proud to have taken part of your conference; thank you so much for inviting me!
Maybe I´ll start writing some of my blog posts in English - we´ll see...
For those that weren´t there, here´s a little taste of my "conclusion" of the talk:
So why should science be more pink? Should science be pink?
Pink is a "state of mind". For me personally it´s also about the colour pink, obvioulsy; but it´s mostly about me being allowed to be me - feminine, a girly girl, but respected, and not judged.
It´s about balance, diversity, democracy!
Maybe I, as a woman embracing my femininity, being a single mother of Alexandra, bring different perspectives into science than the classic, male "nerd"? It´s not like we should paint the physics auditorium pink, or that everyone should wear high heels and boas.
We need people with different backgrounds. That means different sexes, different ethnisities, different interests. Different hopes and dreams. Different experiences, different perspectives and skills!
It is not ok if we think that you can´t be feminine and into science - because science somehow by definition is non-feminine. When did it become non-feminine to work for a better world?!?