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Envisioning Frameworks to Address Systemic Causes of the Persisting Gender Gap in Science
With the global trends indicating that it will take more than 100 years to close the gender gap, there has been an increased concern about the low numbers of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and growing momentum to pay attention to the numbers and experiences of women in science. How can we envision systems that fast-track careers of women in science and support their retention?

On September 3, 2021, AWARD will be hosting an interactive dialogue that will explore opportunities and strategies toward strengthening frameworks to bridge the gender gap in science. The webinar will also highlight the role of mentoring and innovative partnerships to facilitate the inclusion of more women scientists in global conversations, STEM leadership, and approaches that advance the inclusion and retention of women in science.

Speakers will include leading global voices working to shape the career pathways for emerging African scholars, leaders of research institutions, global research funders, actors from higher learning institutions, and emerging women in science.

The webinar will be held on the margins of the closing ceremony of the AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science. The AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science is a two-month virtual program designed to equip participants with the skills and confidence to lead and innovate in the scientific world.

The AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) and is implemented under the umbrella of AWARD’s Global Forum of Women in Scientific Research (GoFoWiSeR).

We invite you to join us on September 3, 2021, from 1600hrs- 1730hrs East African Time (EAT) for an insightful discussion.

Sep 3, 2021 04:00 PM in Nairobi

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