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Breaking Barriers for Gender Equity Through Research

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March 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - March 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EST

On International Women’s Day this year, Nature is put the spotlight on some of the amazing women working in academia, industry and policymaking and the work that they do. This conference will bring together women and allies in various stages of their careers and will provide them opportunities to network and develop mentoring relationships. #NatconfBreakingBarriers

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, the host is creating mentorship opportunities for all the attendees. The host intends to connect women and allies with their peers or seniors having common goals and aspirations for a mentorship engagement.

In the research & technology landscape the host has several inspiring women leaders who have successfully taken charge while taking care. Budding researchers and academicians always look up to such role models. The host wishes to use this opportunity to link-up suitable mentor and mentees and offer them a space for open chats, discussions and learning from each other via sharing experiences. With this initiative the host would like to optimize relatability among women and their allies, also support in nurturing long term partnerships.

Attendees shall have a preference for becoming a mentor or a mentee and based on responses to a brief questionnaire, the host shall connect them with a fitting mentor/mentee.