Breaking Barriers for Gender Equity Through Research
On International Women’s Day this year, this conference will put the spotlight on some of the amazing women working in academia, industry and policymaking and the work that they do. It will bring together women and allies in various stages of their careers and will provide them opportunities to network and develop mentoring relationships.
A key aspect of this conference will be breaking barriers and making connections, between men and women, between early and late careers, and between science, technology, engineering and mathematics and social sciences and the humanities. A combination of keynote talks, fireside chats and panel discussions over the course of two days will also highlight some of the key challenges toward achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 5 “Gender equality” and the role of allies, partnerships and institutions in this effort.
As a part of this conference there will be mentorship opportunities for all the attendees. The organisers hope to connect women and allies with peers or seniors who have common goals and aspirations.