International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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The Future of Women in Chemistry and Science

Activity by Steve Haase   |   added on Feb 04, 2011 Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): The Dow Chemical Company

The Future of Women in Chemistry and Science is an hour-long virtual seminar that brings together 60 of today’s leading minds to discuss and define how women can move the field of chemistry forward. It covers topics from work-life balance and gender differences to mentoring young women and fostering executive leadership.

Throughout the past century, chemistry—and all sciences—has seen enormous transformations in gender parity. Today, there are more female chemists and scientists than ever before. Yet, we are ready to take the journey even further. Increasing numbers of women worldwide are abandoning traditional career paths for more ambitious ones. The opportunity for women in science to effect change is unprecedented.

The big question: How can we work together to expand women’s leadership in chemistry and the sciences?

The Future of Women in Chemistry and Science brings together 60 of today’s leading minds to discuss, debate and define how women can move the field and industry of chemistry—as well as other sciences—forward. Covering topics from work-life balance and gender differences to mentoring young women and fostering executive leadership, Women in Chemistry will inspire, educate and challenge people to think in new and innovative ways about women’s role in advancing chemistry, the sciences and human potential.

Event participants are invited to share their thoughts and ideas on ways to take next steps – as scientists and women; as examples for other cultures and industries.


Topic: seminars, chemistry, celebrating chemistry, virtual conference Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, educators, general public, industrial chemists, universities, researchers, post graduate students, teachers, women chemists, women, graduate students

Comments

Kayati Isbani | Mar 01, 2011 09:17AM
now, woman in chemistry has being general, specially as chemical teacher....
Fabienne Meyers | Aug 17, 2011 07:15PM

“Chemistry needs new female role models and a less macho culture to appeal more to the next generation of young women”, says Carol V. Robinson. Read more in Nature, Vol 476, pp 273–275; doi:10.1038/476273a published online 17 Aug 2011

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