Friday 13 November 2020, 15:30-16:30 GMT
The sixth webinar in the Building a better chemistry culture series focuses on how the chemical sciences can best support and retain LGBT+ individuals. In advanced celebration of #LGBTSTEMDay, we heard from LGBT+ scientists, who are also leaders in inclusion and diversity, to learn about the impact that being supported to bring one’s full self to work can have on scientific output and mental health.
Our speakers, Clara Barker (manager of the Centre for Applied Superconductivity, University of Oxford), Izzy Jayasinghe (UKRI Future Leader Fellow and Senior Research Fellow, University of Sheffield) and David Smith (Professor of Chemistry, University of York) discuss:
- the need to eradicate LGBT+ discrimination and exclusionary behaviour, as supported by findings in the Royal Society of Chemistry report Exploring the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists
- inequalities experienced within the LGBT+ umbrella, particularly for trans, non-binary and ethnic minority individuals
- how LGBT+ visibility and allies both play an important role in building welcoming environments
- a new toolkit of LGBT+ inclusivity resources for the chemistry community, created by the Royal Society of Chemistry
BSL interpretation is provided by Rachael Dance, Cambridgeshire Deaf Association. Find out more and view recording