Virtual Film Viewing & Discussion

October 20-22, 2020

We're very happy to offer the possibility to view this fantastic documentary to our members. You will be able to watch the film over a 48 hour period and we will host a discussion of the film afterward on Oct 22, at 19:00 on Zoom.


Sign up here to get an invitation to view the film! You will get an invitation a day or two before the film becomes available to view.

Deadline to sign up: Oct 18!

Please invite anyone who you think will benefit from seeing this film.


About the film: 

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all. More info


Content Warning:

This film may be upsetting to some viewers. Some scenes in the film feature firsthand stories of explicit harassment, implicit gender and racial bias and entrenched institutional discrimination. 



You will also be invited to a Zoom discussion about the film on Oct 22nd at 19:00. You're very welcome to come listen in or voice your opinions or experiences.


Thanks to 500 Women Scientists and the producers of the film for this opportunity!


Previous Events


GoWoSci Fika

March 8, 16:00

Come celebrate International Women's Day with us! We will offer fika and a number of our Gothenburg Women Scientists will give short talks describing their research topics. Children are welcome.






OCTOBER 3, 2019

Our next event will be a seminar followed by a mingle. Feel free to join one or both! It’s a great chance to meet other women scientists in your area. I know we have a lot of new members and it’d be great to meet you.



Trots att alla formella hinder för att nå jämställdhet har tagits bort beräknas det ta ytterligare 186 år innan Sverige blir ett jämställt samhälle. Hur är det möjligt? Med utgångspunkt i boken "Jag har aldrig märkt att kön har haft någon betydelse" belyser Nanna Gillberg hur informella mekanismer såsom förväntningar på och föreställningar om kvinnor och män spelar en avgörande roll i att jämställdheten låter vänta på sig. Seminar will be held in Swedish.


Mingle 19:30

Casual get together and a chance to meet other women scientists.  If you are able, please bring some snacks to share. Wine will be available for a small donation.



Seminar and Mingle, May 20, 2019

Our next event will be a seminar followed by a mingle. Feel free to join one or both! It’s a great chance to meet other women scientists in your area. I know we have a lot of new members and it’d be great to meet you.


Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout 18:00

"How do you take care of your mind to 

avoid burnout?".

We will discuss this question at a seminar with Dr. Deborah Rupert, biophysicist and professional coach. During 10 years working as a scientist both in academia and industry, she saw too many minds burning out. Her mission now is to spread awareness about signs of burnout and share tools that help science innovators cultivate mental clarity. Together, we will discuss the nature of the mind, the mechanisms behind burnout and how to build a toolbox for resilience and creativity. 


Mingle 19:00

Casual get together and a chance to meet other women scientists. And a great way to relieve stress! If you are able, please bring some snacks to share. Wine will be available for a small charge.


Location: Medicinaregatan 3 (Academicum)



Presentation at Spira Science

April 3, 2019


Inspirational Talks for International Women's Day

Natural History Museum March 7, 2019



Gothenburg Women Scientists presents #WikiGap

Oct 23, 2018 18:00-21:00

Only 20% of the biographical articles on Wikipedia are about women. We are hosting a Wikipedia editing event to add articles about women scientists to Wikipedia. Our aim is to raise the profile and visibility of women on this 

No experience in editing Wikipedia is needed! Volunteers will be available to help us all get started on creating new pages or translating pages into our native language or adding to existing pages.

When you sign up, you'll be sent more information on registering on Wikipedia and help with choosing a topic. Please bring a laptop with you!

Fika and coffee will be provided by volunteers at GoWoSci. EVERYONE is welcome!!!

Medicinaregatan 3, Academicum

Room Birgit Thilander



Seminar and Mingle with invited speaker Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede:

Female faculty: Why so few and why care?

MAY 22, 2018

Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede is a Professor of Chemical Biology at Chalmers University who has written about this topic in the media (Is the gender gap solved in liberal Sweden?).

There are few women on top positions (e.g., professor) in academia. This is true throughout the world. Why is that? I will discuss the common responses ('not my problem', 'a women's problem', 'not me' etc.) to this topic and show using scientific data that these myths are wrong. Instead, unconscious bias, historical and cultural aspects rules. I will also use scientific facts to demonstrate that this is an important issue that we must address for success in the future. The major point with this seminar is to bring awareness to the topic - the solutions are coupled to other aspects of each country's society and will differ from place to place.



Agnes Wold is a Professor of Clinical Bacteriology at the Sahlgrenska Academy, specialized in the gut microbiome and one of the most well-known scientists in Sweden, primarily for constantly challenging general health misperceptions regarding bacteria and allergens.

In addition to her outstanding research, Agnes Wold is also known for having early raised awareness of gender inequality when she together with Christine Wennerås in 1997 published Nepotism and sexism in peer-review in Nature, highlighting the gender bias in application reviewing process for postdoctoral positions. (

Unfortunately, 20 years later many of the same issues remains and together with Agnes we will discuss if women have a future in Academia.

Mingle Jan 17, 2018

Join us to meet other women scientists and discuss our future plans. 50 women joined us and we created five working groups. You can see the topics here and are very welcome to join one of the groups.


Skandal!    Dec 5, 2017  18:30

A song and dance drama about the women who were and were not awarded the Nobel Prize for physics, chemistry and medicine (more information about the play at

The play will be followed by a short discussion of the issues raised.

Everyone is welcome! Bring your coworkers, friends, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers!

Registration required and a 150 SEK donation is requested to cover our costs.  The drama will be held in English at Pedagogen Hus A, Västra Hamngatan 25, Göteborg

100 people attended this event and we had a splendid evening thanks to the women of besattateatern.

Mingle and Networking Evening Oct 24, 2017

Join us to meet other women scientists at all career stages to make new connections, find friends and expand your network!

50 women joined our first event. We surveyed the attendees for which projects they would like to work on next and will create teams for future activities.