The chemical sciences loses more talented women from the profession than any other scientific discipline. 

This staggering fact is compounded by an even deeper problem: cultural and educational barriers rob many young girls and women of the opportunity to study chemistry and follow a career in the chemical sciences. 

To mark International Women’s Day and Commonwealth Day, this webinar organised by Commonwealth Chemistry in collaboration with Chemistry World, will expose some of the issues that prevent women from fully participating in the chemical sciences.

Gender equality is one of the United Nations seventeen Sustainable Development Goals – the pressing challenges that require urgent, global action by 2030.

During the webinar you will hear inclusion and diversity experts, and chemical sciences practitioners from across the Commonwealth discuss:

  • gender parity in science education
  • gender bias – in science education and career progression, including academic publishing
  • what is being done across the Commonwealth to tackle these issues within chemistry and the chemical sciences

This webinar includes British Sign Language interpretation.