Joint Fysikum - OKC colloquium: Promoting gender equality in physics: Barriers and opportunities

Report from a workshop

The workshop was a meeting place for physicists, sociologists, gender experts and practitioners promoting gender diversity in physics at universities and research institutes around the world. The format consisted of a small number of open-ended presentations per day that developed into free discussions. The main goal of the workshop was to share some knowledge and experience that has been gained around the world in enhancing the integration of female physicists.  I will present some statistics that were shown at the workshop and give some examples of activities that are going on at different universities in order to increase the diversity.