- The Women in Science Working Group has started developing an online mentorship programme for young female scientists lead by Ghada Bassioni (Egypt) and Tatiana Martins (Brazil). The mentorship programme will provide young women scientists all over the world with the opportunity to be mentored by GYA members and experienced scholars with the mission to direct, stimulate and coordinate young women scientists in achieving professional and personal success and fulfillment. It will moreover enhance continued education for both female and male participants and contribute to the improvement of the global image of successful women scientists as role models. The group has also developed print materials, including a flyer as well as a calendar with catchy quotes from working group members on Women in Science, to advertise for the mentorship programme.
- The Second Women in Science Without Borders Conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, between 21-23 March 2018 under the title of WISWB-Indaba-“Resilience in Diversity”. The conference will encourage participation from both male and female scientists in all fields of STEM and gender issues where presenters will show their cutting edge research.
The deadline for submission of Abstracts is 13 October 2017.
Further information for applicants can be found here.
- Report on International Conference “Women in Science Without Borders (WISWB)” – Bridging, Networking and Sustainable Development
- Women in Science working group members Olanike and Amal are featured in a publication by NASAC (The Network of African Science Academies) on “Women in Science: Inspiring Stories from Africa”, which was published in June 2017.
- Two blog articles by “Women in Science” working group co-leader Ghada have just been published in “Falling Walls Fragments”:
Ghada Bassioni (2017): “To be trapped in your own thoughts and beliefs – It’s time for a wall to fall!” Falling Walls Fragments.
Ghada Bassioni (2017): “Seek a mentor’s advice! Allow experience to speak!” Falling Walls Fragments.