The Second Women in Science Without Borders Conference was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, between 21-23 March 2018 under the title of WISWB-Indaba-“Resilience in Diversity”. The conference organisers had encouraged participation from both male and female scientists in all fields of STEM and gender issues and presenters showed their cutting-edge research.
The GYA was represented by its members Nova Ahmed (Bangladesh) and Yusuf Baran (Turkey), and alumni Vidushi Neergheen (Mauritius), Amal Amin (Egypt). There were various parallel sessions, each of them were diverse with broader umbrella themes. In her plenary talk, Amal talked about how the initial idea for the Women in Science without Borders conferences had come to her and how she managed to find people who worked with her to make it a reality. Yusuf similarly shared how humanity and science must be supporting each other and gave an emotional talk showing efforts on supporting refugees. Vidushi and Nova acted as speakers and session chairs. In all the talks, the GYA was presented as a strong platform to connect young minds.