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“This is a man’s world” – Challenges in being women in science

“This is a man’s world” – Challenges in being women in science

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and a basis for building a peaceful and sustainable future for our society. It has been identified by the United Nations as one of the seventeen urgent goals – the so-called Sustainable Development Goals – to be achieved by all countries to ensure sustainability on a global scale [1].  #genderequality is a hashtag used (and overused) to tag millio ...[Read More]

Breaking the glass ceiling in diversity, equity, and inclusion in geosciences

Breaking the glass ceiling in diversity, equity, and inclusion in geosciences

Despite many efforts around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), a noticeable disparity in geosciences still exists. To understand the root cause and steps we can take forward, it was my privilege to talk with Dr Kuheli Dutt, Assistant Dean for DEI at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Before MIT, Dr Dutt was an Assistant ...[Read More]

Geoscience communication series: the perfect vlogging recipe

Geoscience communication series: the perfect vlogging recipe

Last year, we left you with an inspiring post about scientific blogging, where Giulia Roder, one of the authors of the EGU-NH blog, shared her ‘blogging survival kit’. Today we continue the series of EGU WEBINARS: Digitalk: online (geo)science communication exploring ‘the best vlogging recipe’ with Iris van Zelst, a researcher at the German Aerospace Center with a great passion for geoscience comm ...[Read More]

Should I stay or should I go? Insights from an expert on a career outside academia

Trying something new and thinking outside the box is always challenging, both within and outside academia. Exploring alternative paths outside academia can be daunting, but you can also have a great time seizing every opportunity available. To shed a bit of light on this quest, it is my pleasure to interview Dr Alka Tripathy-Lang. Thank you, Alka, for accepting this interview! Alka received her Ph ...[Read More]