Women in Environmental Science

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Throughout history, women have always faced the challenge of gender discrimination, arising from cultural/religious barriers, child birth and rearing and inequality in pay cheques! However, in STEM areas, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), these problems are more systemic.

The challenges facing the environment, for land air and water, require women to take stronger initiatives in the future to create a sustainable world. Women, most especially in deprived and international communities, feel the impact of environmental damage and pollution greatly. Therefore, the role of women in environmental science is crucial at local, regional, national and international levels. It is linked to family units, urban and rural communities, education systems, industry and regulatory institutions. This Women in Environmental Science workshop, is a vehicle created to foster and support new groups of women interested in environmental science and to promote such activities in their local communities in relation to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Women in Environmental Science Workshop

Why not come along then, on Wednesday the 13th of June at the Roscoe Building- Theatre B, University of Manchester, 10-2.00pm. We would jointly explore the current roles and potential contributions of women in environmental science, leadership in the context of developing countries and sustainable development. You will share your experience of what the environment means to you, listen to the experiences of other women and, reflect on the opportunities for careers in environmental sciences, with presentations, break-out sessions, networking and interactive exhibitions.

Target audience: Academics, early career researchers, postgraduate students and people with a general interest in the environment are welcome.

The workshop will:

-establish environmental science as an interdisciplinary research theme within the framework of sustainable development goals & the role of women

-explore how partnerships between research & development organisations (local & international) focused on environmental issues with women, could be initiated to deliver innovation & impact

-encourage & inspire a new generation of women environmental science advocates & practitioners

Period13 Jun 201812 Jun 2019
Event titleWomen in Environmental Science
Event typeWorkshop
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • women
  • environment
  • Science
  • sustainability
  • SDGs
  • Widening Participation