IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast (#GWB2024)

IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast (#GWB2024)

Held in conjunction with the U.N. Day of Women and Girls in Science, the goal of the Global Women Breakfast (GWB) series is to establish an active network of people of all genders to overcome the barriers to gender equality in science. Over the last five years, more than 1,500 GWB events have been held in 100 countries.

The theme of #GWB2024 is “Catalyzing Diversity in Science”. Groups from all types of science organizations from high schools to science societies, universities, companies, governments, and non-governmental organizations are invited to host events. Event leaders are encouraged to reach out and collaborate with organizations in different sectors and to include scientists from multiple disciplines.


Use the link in the blue box to find an event near you, or find something exciting among the selected events below.

  • Catalyzing Diversity in Science – Disability & Gender in STEM
    Wiley-VCH – Chemistry Europe & Angewandte Chemie
    09:00 (UTC +01:00 ) online and Weinheim & Berlin, Germany
    The event will start with 2-3 stimulating input talks centring around Disability in STEM and intersectional (gender) theory. After the talks, there will be room to discuss and network among the speakers, participants and participating editors from Wiley-VCH journals, accompanied by food and beverages.
  • Catalysing Diversity: How to Tackle Our Current Biases
    online 11:00 – 12:00 Brussels time
    Through interviews and audience interactions, the panel, comprising junior and senior researchers from academia and industry, will share their experiences. By bridging the perspectives of established professionals and those at the start of their careers, the aim is to uncover challenges and internalized biases in their respective journeys, and help researchers to achieve their full potential.
  • From Lab to Leadership – Advancing Women in Chemistry
    online 9:00 – 17:00 CET Brussels time
    – Leadership Development: Discover the essential skills and strategies to navigate your way from academic research to influential leadership roles.
    – Building Professional Networks: Learn how to effectively expand your professional circle, an invaluable asset for career advancement.
    – Conversations with Women Leaders: Engage in enlightening discussions with accomplished women in chemistry. Hear their stories, challenges, and triumphs in choosing and thriving in various paths, including industry and academia.
    – Interactive Discussions: The highlight of the event is an open discussion forum. Here, you’re encouraged to voice your concerns and seek advice from experienced professionals. It’s a safe space to discuss the uncertainties and expectations of life post-PhD.
    Moderated by Prof. Dr. Sonja Herres-Pawlis from RWTH Aachen, Germany
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