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IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2021 - Empowering Diversity in Science

9 February 2021 09:00-10:00, United Kingdom

The Royal Society of Chemistry Inclusion and Diversity team, along with collaborators in the chemistry community across the UK, will be hosting a virtual event for the 2021 IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast.

The event will be held virtually and will include short talks, an interactive quiz and a time for meet-and-greet networking with other attendees.

The IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast #GWB2021 will be held on 9 February 2021, two days prior to the United Nations Day of Women and Girls in Science. The RSC is proud to be one of the main sponsors of IUPAC GWB 2021.

All are welcome to join regardless of gender identity. Registration is free and open to all, but the number of registrations is limited. Bring your own breakfast!


9:00-9:05 Welcome and housekeeping 
     Dr Helen Pain CSci CChem FRSC (RSC) and Dr Laura Reyes (RSC)
9:05-9:10 IUPAC GWB brief intro 
     Professor Mary Garson CChem FRSC (IUPAC GWB Co-Chair)
9:10-9:30 Meet and greet networkingbreakout rooms
9:30-9:35 RSC I&D work focusing on gender equality
     Professor Marina Resmini FRSC (Chair of the RSC’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee)
9:35-9:40 Dow Women’s Inclusion Network and industry perspective 
     Laura Knowles (The Dow Chemical Company)
9:40-9:43 Group screenshotRSC to coordinate 
9:43-9:55 Quiz 
     Samantha Peralta (WomChemSheffield)
9:55-10:00 Wrap-up and thanks 
     Dr Ale Palermo FRSC (RSC) and Professor Tom Welton OBE CChem FRSC (RSC President)

Other GWB 2021 events

​We encourage you to also attend a GWB 2021 event organised locally, if there is one near you. We are working together with many local organisers and contacts across the UK to plan this central event in addition to more local or institution-based nodes. Throughout the UK and Ireland, there are separate events in Bradford (Feb 10), Cambridge, Dewsbury, Galway, Harrogate and Sheffield. Find all other GWB 2021 events at:


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