Equity4ES is an initiative from the BSC Earth Sciences Department, whose goal is to make the work environment more comfortable for all by raising awareness of gender issues in our department and supporting equitable recognition of the scientific achievements of our women researchers.

The initiative was launched in the spring of 2021, on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), based on the UN statistic that “less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women”, which made us ask ourselves about the situation within our own department.

With the primary goal of improving the work environment for all, we organized to take action around several themes that we feel we can address:

  • Improving the gender balance in our department, by monitoring our recruiting practices as well as the ways in which we maintain and support the research activities of our female colleagues,
  • Raising awareness on gender issues within the department by providing topics for discussion through a monthly gazette, organizing seminars by experts on these issues, and advertising related events outside of our usual work network. Our gazette covers topics such as unconscious gender bias, gender quotas, and online exposure of women scientists.

Equity4es updates can be found in:

Website: https://earth.bsc.es/wiki/doku.php?id=working_groups:equity4es

Twitter: https://twitter.com/science4info

Tuesday, 30 May, 2023
- 15:00

Speakers: Cláudia Torres Codeço, a Senior Researcher in Public Health at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz/Brazil), Ana Cláudia Rorato, Degree and Bachelor in Biological Sciences (2010) and Master in Ecology and Conservation (2013) from the Federal University of Paraná - UFPR, Ana Paula Dal’Asta, Collaborating researcher at the Laboratory for investigation of Socio-Environmental Systems (LiSS) at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil and Raquel Martins Lana, a Beatriu de Pinós Postdoctoral Fellow at the GHR-BSC.
Host: Rachel Lowe, Global Health Resilience Leading Researcher, ES, BSC


Severo Ochoa room (Capella building) and Zoom.