[Video] Gendering STEM? – Dr. Claire Somerville

🗣 Dr. Claire Somerville is a medical anthropologist and is currently the executive director of the Gender Centre at the Graduate of Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

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🔊 Abstract : Whilst all areas of academia and institutional research have faced challenges in moving the needle on gender inclusion and diversity, it is notable that the STEM sector and natural sciences more generally have been subject to particularly stubborn historical gender stereotypes. What do we mean when we think about gender, gender inclusion and diversity and what are the very real implications of inequities in the geosciences. What can we learn from an examination of progress in other sectors?

🎤 The convener introducing this talk is Silvia Omdeo-Sale from university of Geneva.

📅 This talk is part of a GEODES workshop “Gender Diversity and Equality Workshop”. It was hosted at Swiss Geoscience Meeting (SGM) 2020, on 6th Nov. 2020, online. The workshop aimed to raise awareness of the benefits that gender diversity, equality and inclusion bring for scientific advancement and research culture. It addressed the challenges, the statistics and the initiatives aimed at improving gender equality in the Swiss (Geo)science community.

🌈 Geosciences Diversity and Equality Switzerland (GEODES) is a committee of swiss geoscientists who supports and promotes initiatives to foster gender equality, diversity and inclusion in Swiss Geosciences.

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