Through our new profiles pages, online and in print, we will continue to highlight the diverse personal journeys of those working and studying in the chemical sciences.
If you’ve got a story that you’d like to share with us, we’d love to hear from you and I encourage you to get in touch with our news team using the form on the left of this page.
Diverse organisations get better answers
I see our 175 faces of chemistry as a driver for greater diversity, both in our organisation and our community. I think it’s particularly important that the diversity of our membership is reflected in the committees and groups that help us to run and govern the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Our Inclusion and Diversity Committee was established by past president, and architect of 175 faces of chemistry, Professor Lesley Yellowlees, in 2014. The committee aims to represent the diversity of our membership, as we work to champion and promote inclusivity and equality of opportunity, ensuring we make significant progress in this area. From July 2017 there will be three vacancies to serve on this committee and I strongly encourage any interested members of our community to apply.
Diverse organisations get better answers. The success of our community depends on our ability to nurture the talent of the best people, regardless of who they are or their background. Diversity is important not just because it gives you greater fairness, but because it also gives you much better solutions.
By continuing the work highlighted throughout our anniversary, I believe the strength and diversity of the chemical science community can only continue to grow.