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Natural Hazards

“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]

GeoLog

Women in science: Inspiring and honest stories that call for support and change

Women in science: Inspiring and honest stories that call for support and change

Sometimes, a simple story in a book or movie lights a spark and makes a young person curious about science. These young minds grow up dreaming to be mathematicians, scientists, doctors, engineers, technologists, and astronauts. But the road to being a woman or girl in science is rarely an easy one – even today in 2022! Despite the collective awareness of and push to break gender barriers and dispa ...[Read More]

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Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences

Interviews with Women in Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences: Exploring Inspiration and Challenges

Interviews with Women in Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences: Exploring Inspiration and Challenges

In celebration of Women in Science day, we delve into the experiences and insights of five accomplished women scientists in the field of Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences: Prof. Bérengère Dubrulle, Dr. Vera Melinda Galfi, Dr. Giorgia di Capua, Dr. Meriem Krouma, and Anupama K Xavier. Through a series of interviews, these women share their journeys, addressing challenges faced as women in science, ...[Read More]

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Climate: Past, Present & Future

Lessons learnt from women in climate science campfire event

Lessons learnt from women in climate science campfire event

‘Women in Climate Science Campfire’ event On November 7th, 2022, the EGU Climate Division outreach team hosted a campfire event, a series of online presentations on ‘women in climate science,’ where we covered subjects from the current state of knowledge on women being affected by climate change to many of the challenges female scientists faced (or faces) in the current societal landscape. Followi ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Women claim their space in science and encourage you to do the same!

Women claim their space in science and encourage you to do the same!

The world we live in today has innumerably more career options than our parents and their parents did. But women and young girls continue to be a minority when it comes to careers in science. Experts call this the “STEM Gap”, where STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. According to a UNESCO report, women still only make up 28% of the STEM workforce. Two of the leading r ...[Read More]

GeoLog

Exceptional and diverse women tell us their science stories!

Exceptional and diverse women tell us their science stories!

About a decade ago, I wrestled with a dilemma no one seemed to relate to: I loved science with all my heart, but what if I didn’t want to be a scientist all my life? Was there room in the world for me to pursue another career while still being in the scientific field? What were my options? Who would I turn to? But more importantly, who could I become? Today, I am the Media and Communications Offic ...[Read More]

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Hydrological Sciences

International Day of Women & Girls in Science

International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Today is the 8th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We use the opportunity to simply show you who we are and how we work. How do you picture a scientist? The GeoLog publishes a selection of interviews with women scientists.       Links to other related EGU Blog entries: 2021 GFGD Blog on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020 HS Blog on How Do You Pic ...[Read More]

Geology for Global Development

Three quotes from famous female scientists for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Three quotes from famous female scientists for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

To commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science our GfGD blogger from Chile, Olivia Mejías, hopes to inspire you with the words of three famous female scientists.  [Editor’s note: This post reflects Olivia’s personal opinions. These opinions may not reflect official policy positions of Geology for Global Development.] There are 774 million illiterate adults worldwide; according ...[Read More]

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

A Community of Support and Change: The Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN)

A Community of Support and Change: The Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN)

The Earth Sciences are one of the least diverse disciplines in sciences all around the world (Marín-Spiotta et al., 2020). Often this causes discrimination and bias and might even reach up to bullying and sexual harassment at the workplace (Cantor et al., 2019; Marín-Spiotta et al., 2020). This leads to an underrepresentation of Black and African American, Hispanic, Latinex, and Asian graduate stu ...[Read More]

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Seismology

WOMEESA (Women in Earth & Environmental Science Australasia)

WOMEESA (Women in Earth & Environmental Science Australasia)

The condition of women in the workplace has not always been easy. Even though the mentality of the people is changing towards inclusion and equality, it is a long way before things really change. We always observe unbalanced number of women versus number of men, unbalanced competition among colleagues for career promotion and responsibility and unequal wages between women and men in many places. M ...[Read More]