Session Sub-categoryUnion
Session IDU-07
TitleDiversity and equality - Where do we stand on gender equality or equity in the geosciences?
Short TitleDiversity, equality, and equity
Main Convener NameChiaki T. Oguchi
AffiliationInstitute for Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University
Co-Convener 1NameRie Hori, S.
AffiliationDepartment of Earth Science, Faculty of Science, Ehime University
Co-Convener 2NameClaudia Jesus-Rydin
AffiliationEuropean Research Council
Co-Convener 3NameHodaka Kawahata
AffiliationAtmosphere Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo
Session LanguageE
Scope In the last decades efforts have been made to raise awareness on the under-representation of women in the geosciences. Numerous actions were initiated and supported by geosciences societies across the world, such as AGU, EGU and JpGU. Despite this, the progress is slow and the barriers complex, and the underrepresentation of women remains a reality.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for our society that must tap the potential of every talented mind to develop solutions for a sustainable future. The existence of under-representation of different groups (cultural, national, and gender) remains a reality and a threat to getting maximal value from research investment across STEM fields around the world, including the geosciences.
Professional societies have a privileged position to catalyse change by setting the tone and leading by example. Promoting fairness and inclusion, in a safe environment, to all members are common goals, which require effective concerted actions.
In this session, speakers will present and discuss data showing the evolution of women representation retrospectively. Furthermore, concrete examples of successful actions and future initiatives to bridge the gender gap in the geosciences are presented.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation
Joint Session withEGU