W-fFORTE's "Views from Work" Campaign:

bridges vol. 22, July 2009 / Noteworthy Information

W-fFORTE , a program of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economics, Family and Youth that is managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG ), promotes economic initiatives by women in research and innovation.  With its campaign "Views from Work," it invites all female researchers worldwide to participate in this campaign to demonstrate the diversity of women's workplaces in the field of technological and scientific research. Giving new insight into the varied work situations and the respective workplaces of researchers will eliminate the old-fashioned perceptions of research occupations and thus help to raise public awareness of the excitement female scientists face on a daily basis while doing their jobs. Moreover the readers will get a better idea of technological and scientific research jobs, which sometimes appear boring and monotonous to outsiders.
wfforte_logo_small.jpgThe w-fFORTE "Views from Work" campaign was initiated in 2006 and has continued to grow ever since. A first insight into "Views from Work" has already been published as a booklet, which can be ordered (broschuere(at)w-fforte.at) or downloaded from the w-fFORTE web site (www.w-fforte.at ) in the domain "living science."

W-fFORTE would like you to become part of its "Views from Work" campaign. To do so, just follow a few simple steps:

1.    Take a photo (with a mobile phone camera, a digital camera, ...) showing "This is my workplace!"
Snapshots, self-portraits, a view from work...  Show where you are working and present yourself - on the top floor of an office building, far below the ground, in the rain forest, or in the innards of huge machines. What does your everyday office work, your laboratory, your multifaceted team look like?

{access view=guest}Access to the full article is free, but requires you to register. Registration is simple and quick – all we need is your name and a valid e-mail address. We appreciate your interest in bridges.{/access} {access view=!guest} 2.    Send the photo
Via e-mail: images(at)w-fforte.at or
Via mail: FFG, w-fFORTE, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Note: Please don't forget to tell us your name, your organization/ institution, and your field of research. In addition, you have the option of adding a brief commentary in English to your picture. By sending us your photograph, you agree to its unrestricted use within the scope of w-fFORTE.

3.    Forward this invitation
Forward this invitation to female colleagues in your team and worldwide, to your project partners, and your friends - to all the women you know who are active in research.

The w-fFORTE-Team is looking forward to your "Views from Work"!

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