|Title||Diversity and equality - Where do we stand on gender equality or equity in the geosciences?|
|Short Title||Diversity, equality, and equity|
|Main Convener||Name||Chiaki T. Oguchi|
|Affiliation||Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University|
|Co-Convener 1||Name||Rie Hori, S.|
|Affiliation||Department of Earth Science, Faculty of Science, Ehime University|
|Co-Convener 2||Name||Claudia Jesus-Rydin|
|Affiliation||European Research Council|
|Co-Convener 3||Name||Hodaka Kawahata|
|Affiliation||Atmosphere Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo|
|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 Format||Oral and Poster presentation|
|Joint Session with||EGU|