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To improve the representation of female scientists in the media, the StepWide programme is launching a website to showcase early career talent at the University of Cambridge.

If you’re a postdoc who identifies as female, you can submit your profile now!

StepWide was designed by three female postdocs at Cambridge, Marta Costa, Laura Fachal and Cemre Ustunkaya. It aims to support female postdoctoral researchers at the University, from any discipline, who feel that taking a step into leadership is not for them.

The programme is designed to suit both early and more senior postdocs, providing them with the skills to challenge the current ideas of what a leader is, learn how to raise their public profiles, as well as a close and supportive network of peer-to-peer female postdocs.

Their website will showcase the profiles of early career women (or those who identify as such) researchers from the University of Cambridge and affiliated institutes such as the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the European Bioinformatics Institute, or the Babraham Institute.

This website is designed for a wide audience, be it other researchers looking for particular expertise for a collaboration, the media looking for experts, or those who are simply curious about what type of research is done in Cambridge.

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