Marie Tharp was a marine scientist in a man’s world. Robert Smalls was a skilled sailor, but held as a slave. Both are now being honored by the U.S. Navy.
As the digital divide grows, women in India are dropping out of the workforce. Columbia Climate School’s Center for Sustainable Development and the non-profit Mahashakti Seva Kendra are working together to reverse this trend.
Balkaran is helping communities in the Caribbean to develop disaster preparedness plans that focus on some of their most vulnerable residents: children.
Tesfamariam Tekeste helps farmers reduce their vulnerability to climate change. She tells us about her work, as well as some hard truths about why those vulnerabilities exist in the first place.
She helped establish the nation’s first program in a school of public health that delves into the complexities of climate change’s health impacts, and she continues to be a leader in the field.
The first woman to earn tenure in Columbia’s chemical engineering department, McNeill is working for cleaner air in developing countries.
A dendrochronologist explains how tree rings can teach us about our past, present, and future.
Shin develops educational content that empowers learners to contribute to building a more inclusive and sustainable future.
For International Women’s Day, we highlight a few women in the Columbia Climate School who are leading on climate science and adaptation, and helping to promote equity, sustainability, and resilience.
Originally one of few women in her field, Goddard transformed her difference into an advantage. Today she is internationally recognized for her research and leadership in climate science.