• The World Forum for Women in Science – Brazil 2020 (4th International Conference for Women in Science without Borders) will take place 10-14 February 2020 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will be organised by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and is a multidisciplinary conference open to both male and female researchers. See here for further details, and on how to apply to participate.
  • The 3rd International Women in Science without Borders Conference took place 12-14 March 2019 in Egypt. After successful conferences in Egypt (2017) and South Africa (2018), the third conference focused on ‘Science Diplomacy for Sustainable Development’. It was preceded by a training programme on ‘Science diplomacy and science advice’ on 10-11 March 2019. See here for a brief report.
  • 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 Women in Science group have produced two videos, one on “Women in Science for a better world“, and one about their group and its activities.