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  • Why International Women’s Day Is Still Relevant in 2021

    Why International Women’s Day Is Still Relevant in 2021

    Gender equality is an essential ingredient in building a fair and sustainable world. Today we’re publishing stories that honor the accomplishments of many of our women colleagues.

  • Filmmakers Gather to Preview and Discuss ‘Women, War and Peace II’ Series

    Filmmakers Gather to Preview and Discuss ‘Women, War and Peace II’ Series

    The March 12 event, which is open to the public, will focus on four never-before-told stories of women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.

  • How to Support Women in STEM

    How to Support Women in STEM

    A discussion on the challenges women scientists often face, and what we can all do to help.

  • Wonder Woman: Lamont Polar Pioneer Robin Bell

    Wonder Woman: Lamont Polar Pioneer Robin Bell

    Lamont’s Robin Bell is living proof of the importance of encouraging young women to study STEM disciplines. Her breakthrough research, fueled by passionate intellectual curiosity, has been critical to understanding our planet.

  • Reflections on Being a Woman Scientist

    Reflections on Being a Woman Scientist

    In honor of International Women’s Day, researchers from around the Earth Institute share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM.

  • Celebrating Young Women’s Economic Empowerment for International Women’s Day 2018

    Celebrating Young Women’s Economic Empowerment for International Women’s Day 2018

    Women today are completing higher levels of education and taking on more leadership roles, yet many barriers to economic empowerment still persist.

  • Celebrating International Women’s Day: Triumphs and Challenges

    There is much to celebrate, this International Women’s Day. Three fabulously courageous women won last year’s Nobel Peace Prize, and just a year earlier the United Nations established UN Women, a new agency dedicated to gender equality worldwide and headed by another strong woman leader and role model, former President of Brazil Michelle Bachelet. School…

  • Are Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Attainable?

    Just how pervasive is gender inequality across sub-Saharan Africa? This topic is particularly timely today, March 8, designated International Women’s Day by the United Nations. Despite the valiant efforts of many government officials, international and local non-governmental organizations and women’s advocates, in many areas of sub-Saharan Africa, women do not yet enjoy equal status with…

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Why International Women’s Day Is Still Relevant in 2021

    Why International Women’s Day Is Still Relevant in 2021

    Gender equality is an essential ingredient in building a fair and sustainable world. Today we’re publishing stories that honor the accomplishments of many of our women colleagues.

  • Filmmakers Gather to Preview and Discuss ‘Women, War and Peace II’ Series

    Filmmakers Gather to Preview and Discuss ‘Women, War and Peace II’ Series

    The March 12 event, which is open to the public, will focus on four never-before-told stories of women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.

  • How to Support Women in STEM

    How to Support Women in STEM

    A discussion on the challenges women scientists often face, and what we can all do to help.

  • Wonder Woman: Lamont Polar Pioneer Robin Bell

    Wonder Woman: Lamont Polar Pioneer Robin Bell

    Lamont’s Robin Bell is living proof of the importance of encouraging young women to study STEM disciplines. Her breakthrough research, fueled by passionate intellectual curiosity, has been critical to understanding our planet.

  • Reflections on Being a Woman Scientist

    Reflections on Being a Woman Scientist

    In honor of International Women’s Day, researchers from around the Earth Institute share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM.

  • Celebrating Young Women’s Economic Empowerment for International Women’s Day 2018

    Celebrating Young Women’s Economic Empowerment for International Women’s Day 2018

    Women today are completing higher levels of education and taking on more leadership roles, yet many barriers to economic empowerment still persist.

  • Celebrating International Women’s Day: Triumphs and Challenges

    There is much to celebrate, this International Women’s Day. Three fabulously courageous women won last year’s Nobel Peace Prize, and just a year earlier the United Nations established UN Women, a new agency dedicated to gender equality worldwide and headed by another strong woman leader and role model, former President of Brazil Michelle Bachelet. School…

  • Are Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Attainable?

    Just how pervasive is gender inequality across sub-Saharan Africa? This topic is particularly timely today, March 8, designated International Women’s Day by the United Nations. Despite the valiant efforts of many government officials, international and local non-governmental organizations and women’s advocates, in many areas of sub-Saharan Africa, women do not yet enjoy equal status with…