Once more together with the IUPAC we celebrate diversity and address the barriers and inequalities faced by women and underrepresented minorities in science with the event “WomChemSheffield 2022: Empowering Diversity in Science”. As a scientist, the creation of good contact networks is really important in order to share knowledge, explore new opportunities and reach new horizons.
This is a global event that is going to be held on the 16th of February around all the world two days prior to the United Nations Day of Women and Girls in Science where each country and city can take part in a local event.
The aim of this event this year is according to Goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls and build a network of all genders working together in chemistry and related areas, both locally and globally, sharing current projects and experiences as chemists.
As quoted in the recent Gender Gap in Science study, and stated by the UN,
“Gender Equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.”
This event will be Hybrid due to COVID restrictions. The event will be in-person at the venue, and the talks will be broadcast on google meets for the people who cannot attend in person. Additionally, we will have a Twitter poster competition so people who cannot attend the event can participate in the poster session. There will be a special price for the Twitter competition!
Date: 16th February
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Venue: Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 3JD.
10:00 am Welcome
10:10 am Invited Speaker (20 min talk and 5 min Q&A)
10: 35 am Invited Speaker (20 min talk and 5 min Q&A)
11:00 am Break
11:10 am Activity
11:15 am Poster presentations
12:15 pm Quiz
12:45 pm Closure
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THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY
CHEMISTRY POSGRADUATE SOCIETY, THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY AND
THE CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD