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IUPAC100 Global Women’s Breakfast
Empowering Women in Chemistry: A Global Networking Event
February 12, 2019


The Global Women’s Breakfast was designed to assist women chemists to expand their network of contacts, both locally and internationally. Women at different stages of their individual careers were encouraged to inform each other about their career progress, and together explore opportunities, in professional development and in research or teaching horizons. Organizations of all types, e.g., universities, companies, national chemistry societies, government laboratories, and other scientific organizations, as well as individual groups of chemists, were invited to participate. The world map highlights locations that participated in this event. The first breakfasts began in New Zealand at approximately 07:00 local time, initiating a global hand wave around the world ending in Hawaii. We used Twitter @iupac as the primary social media tool with hashtags #GlobalBreakfast and #IUPAC100. 

Thank you to all who organized breakfast events and to those who attended the #GlobalBreakfast. We have received hundreds of photos and tweets and videos. We will in the coming few days work to organize those and post some representative images on this webpage. It has been an historic day to celebrate #IUPAC100 and #WomenInScience.
Thank you for sharing your day with us.

The International Convener of the Global Women’s Breakfast was Professor Mary Garson, University of Queensland (@MMaryGarsonae).
Co-chair was Dr. Laura McConnell, Bayer CropScience (@LauraLeeMc). Important contributors were also Dr. Lynn Soby, Executive Director, IUPAC, Keri Giordano from TheeDigital, and Ed Gallo, Ph.D. Candidate from University of Queensland.

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Córdoba, Argentina (SeCyT-UNC)

@Córdoba, Argentina

Adelaide, Australia (RACI)

@Adelaide, Austrailia

Brisbane, Australia (Royal Australian Chemical Institute)

@Brisbane, Australia

Cairns, Australia (AITHM James Cook Univ)

@Cairns, Australia

Crawley, Australia (RACI Physical Chemistry Conference 2019)

@Crawley, Australia

Hobart, Australia (Univ Tasmania and RACI)

@Hobart, Australia

Melbourne, Australia (RACI – Victoria Branch)

@Melbourne, Australia (RACI)

Melbourne, Australia (Swinburne Univ of Technology)

@Melbourne, Australia (Swinburne)

Perth, Australia (RACI WA Branch)

@Perth, Australia

Sydney, Australia (NSW Women in Chemistry Group)

@Sydney, Australia (NSW Wom)

Sydney, Australia (Macquarie University)

@Sydney, Australia (MQ)

Sydney, Australia (UNSW Sydney)

@Sydney, Australia (UNSW)

Townsville, Australia (James Cook Univ of N Queensland)

@Townsville, Australia

Waurn Ponds, Australia (Deakin Univ)

@Waurn Ponds, Australia

Brussels, Belgium (Nat Com of Chem RASAB and Solvay)

@Brussels, Belgium

Gaborone, Botswana (Chemical Society of Botswana)

@Gaborone, Botswana

Belo Horizonte, Brazil (UFMG/CEFET)

@Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Curitiba, Brazil (Univ Federal do Paraná)

@Curitiba, Brazil

Florianópolis, Brazil (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)

@Florianópolis, Brazil

Juiz de Fora, Brazil

@Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Maceió, Brazil (UFAL)

@Maceió, Brazil

Porto Alegre, Brazil (Univ do Rio Grande do Sul)

@Porto Alegre, Brazil

Salvador, Brazil (Univ Fed da Bahia)

@Salvador, Brazil

São Carlos, Brazil

@São Carlos, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil (Institute of Chemistry)

@São Paulo, Brazil

Sofia, Bulgaria (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

@Sofia, Bulgaria

Calgary, Canada (University of Calgary)

@Calgary, Canada

Edmonton, Canada (University of Alberta)

@Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada (St Mary's Univ)

@Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

London, Ontario Canada (Western Univ)

@London, Ontario Canada

Ottawa, Canada (CNC-IUPAC)

@Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Saskatoon, Canada (University of Saskatchewan)

@Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada

Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cape Breton University)

@Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Toronto, Canada (Wom Chem Toronto)

@Toronto, Ontario Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada (WIC Univ Manitoba)

@Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Beijing, China (CCS and CCS Chemistry)

@Beijing, China

Changchun, China (CCS and CCS Chemistry)

@Changchun, China

Changshua, China (CCS and CCS Chemistry)

@Changsha, China

Guangzhou, China (CCS and CCS Chem)

@Guangzhou, China

Hong Kong, China (CCS and CCS Chemistry)

@Hong Kong, China

Lanzhou, China (CCS and CCS Chemistry)

@Lanzhou, China

Shanghai, China (CCS and CCS Chemistry)

@Shanghai, China

Bogotá, Colombia (Sociedad Colombiana de Ciencias Químicas)

@Bogotá, Colombia

San José, Costa Rica (ACS- International Student Chapter Costa Rica)

@San José, Costa Rica

Kutina, Croatia (Tech School Kutina)

@Kutina, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia (Univ. of Zagreb)

@Zagreb, Croatia

Havana, Cuba (Soc Cubana de Química)

@Havana, Cuba

Prague, Czech Republic (IMC)

@Prague, Czech Republic

Brest, France (Université de Bretagne Ocidentale)

@Brest, France

Paris, France (Sorbonne Universite)

@Paris, France

Strasbourg, France (Inst Charles Sadron, CNRS, University of Strasbourg)

@Strasbourg, France

Berlin, Germany (De Gruyter)

@Berlin, Germany

Braunschweig, Germany (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research)

@Braunschweig, Germany

Frankfurt, Germany (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker)

@Frankfurt, Germany

Leipzig, Germany (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker)

@Leipzig, Germany

Weinheim, Germany (Wiley-VCH/ChemPubSoc)

@Weinheim, Germany

Athens, Greece (University of Athens)

@Athens, Greece

Piraeus, Greece (University of Piraeus)

@Piraeus, Greece

Budapest, Hungary (Hungarian Chem Soc)

@Budapest, Hungary

Bengaluru, India (Primus Public School)

@Bengaluru, India

Kanpur, India (IIT Kanpur)

@Kanpur, India

Mumbai, India (IIT Bombay)

@Mumbai, India

Delhi, India (University of Delhi)

@New Delhi, India

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India (IISER Tirupati)

@Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Sukolilo, Indonesia (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember)

@Surabaya, Indonesia (ITS)

Surabaya, Indonesia (Universitas Airlangga)

@Surabaya, Indonesia

Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Chemistry Department, UII)

@Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Shiraz, Iran (Shiraz Univ. of Technology)

@Shiraz, Iran

Galway, Ireland (NUIG)

@Galway, Ireland

Como, Italy (Univ Insubria)

@Como, Italy

Cosenza, Italy (CTC UniCAL)

@Cosenza, Italy

Cremona, Italy (IIS Torriani)

@Cremona, Italy

Naples, Italy (University of Naples "Federico II")

@Naples, Italy

Padova, Italy (Società Chimica Italiana)

@Padova, Italy

Pordenone, Italy (Istituto Comprensivo "Pordenone Centro")

@Pordenone, Italy

Rome, Italy (Federazione Nazionale degli Ordini dei Chimici e dei Fisici)

@Rome, Italy

Amman, Jordan (Phoenic school)

@Amman, Jordan

Amman, Jordan (Univ Jordan)

@Amman, Jordan (Univ Jordan)

Daejeon, Republic of Korea (KRICT-KWSE-KCS)

@Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Seoul, Republic of Korea (KIST-KCS)

@Seoul, Republic of Korea (KIST-KCS)

Seoul, Republic of Korea (SNU-KCS)

@Seoul, Republic of Korea (SNU-KCS)

Beirut, Lebanon (TrendLabs)

@Beirut, Lebanon

Skopje, Macedonia (Soc Chem & Tech of Macedonia)

@Skopje, Macedonia

Shah Alam, Malaysia (Universiti Teknologi MARA)

@Shah Alam, Malaysia

Moka, Mauritius (Univ Mauritius Moka)

@Moka, Mauritius

Cunduacán, Mexico (UJAT DACB)

@Cunduacán, Mexico

Hidalgo, Mexico (Univ Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo)

@Hidalgo, Mexico

Mexicali, Mexico (Univ Autonoma de Baja California)

@Mexicali, Mexico

Saltillo, Mexico (Univ Autonoma de Coahuila)

@Saltillo, Mexico

San Luis Potosi, Mexico (Inst Potosino de Invest Científica y Tecnol)

@San Luis Potosi, Mexico (IPICYT)

San Luis Potosi (Univ del Valle de México)

@San Luis Potosi, Mexico (UVdM)

Terneuzen, Netherlands (Dow)

@Terneuzen, Netherlands

Utrecht, Netherlands (VNCI)

@Utrecht, Netherlands

Auckland, New Zealand (University of Auckland)

@Auckland, New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand (New Zealand Institute of Chemistry)

@Christchurch, New Zealand

Dunedin, New Zealand

@Dunedin, New Zealand

Hamilton, New Zealand (University of Waikato)

@Hamilton, New Zealand

Palmerston North, New Zealand

@Palmerston North, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand (The MacDiarmid Institute for Adv Materials and Nanotech)

@Wellington, New Zealand

Abeokuta, Nigeria (Women in Chemistry, Chemical Society of Nigeria, Ogun State)

@Abeokuta, Nigeria

Akure, Nigeria (CSN-FUTA)

@Akure, Nigeria

Asaba, Nigeria (Federal College of Education)

@Asaba, Nigeria

Awka, Nigeria (Wom in Chem, Nnamdi Azikiwe Univ)

@Awka, Nigeria

Ibadan, Nigeria (Women in Chemistry, University of Ibadan)

@Ibadan, Nigeria

Iwo, Nigeria (Bowen University)

@Iwo, Nigeria

Makurdi, Nigeria (GIFTS)

@Makurdi, Nigeria

Nsugbe, Nigeria (Nwafor Orizu College of Education Nsugbe)

@Nsugbe, Nigeria

Nsukka, Nigeria (University of Nigeria Nsukka)

@Nsukka, Nigeria

Ogbomoso, Nigeria (CSN[WIC] Kwara chapter, NAWACS LAUTECH)

@Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Omu Aran, Nigeria

@Omu Aran, Nigeria

Owerri, Nigeria (Chem Soc Nigeria)

@Owerri, Nigeria

Port Harcourt, Nigeria (WIC CSN)

@Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Uyo, Nigeria (ICCESR, Univ Uyo)

@Uyo, Nigeria

Warri, Nigeria (Chemical Society of Nigeria [Women in Chemistry, Delta Chapter])

@Warri, Nigeria

Karachi, Pakistan (Univ of Karachi)

@Karachi, Pakistan

Asunción, Paraguay (Centro de Informaciones de la Naciones Unidas)

@Asunción, Paraguay

Lima Peru (Sociedad Química del Perú)

@Lima, Peru

Puno, Peru (Univ Andina Néstor Cáceres Velásquez)

@Puno, Peru

Iloilo, Philippines (Univ of San Agustin)

@Iloilo, Philippines

Manila, Philippines (Univ Santo Tomas)

@Manila, Philippines

Caparica, Portugal (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa)

@Caparica, Portugal

Covilhã, Portugal (Univ da Beira Interior)

@Covilhã, Portugal

Funchal, Portugal (CQM Univ Madeira)

@Funchal, Portugal (CQM)

Funchal, Portugal (Centro de Química da Madeira)

@Funchal, Portugal (CQM)

Gambelas, Portugal (Universidade do Algarve)

@Gambelas, Portugal

Lisboa, Portugal (Universidade de Lisboa)

@Lisboa, Portugal (CVdG)

Lisboa, Portugal (Colégio Vasco da Gama)

@Lisboa, Portugal (CVdG)

Porto, Portugal (ISEP)

@Porto, Portugal (ISEP)

Porto, Portugal (FEUP-DEQ)

@Porto, Portugal (FEUP-DEQ)

Porto, Portugal (FCUP-DQB)

@Porto, Portugal (FCUP-DQB)

Vila Real, Portugal (Univ Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)

@Vila Real, Portugal

Évora, Portugal (University of Évora)

@Évora, Portugal

San Juan, Puerto Rico (American Chemical Society-Puerto Rico)

@San Juan, Puerto Rico

Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania (Chimcomplex SA Sucursala Râmnicu Vâlcea)

@Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania

Moscow, Russia (Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia)

@Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia (Zelinsky Inst)

@Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia (Lomonosov MSU)

@Moscow, Russia

Belgrade, Serbia (Chem Food Tech School)

@Belgrade, Serbia (CFTS)


@Republic of Singapore

Johannesburg, South Africa (SACI)

@Johannesburg, South Africa

Stellenbosch, South Africa (RSC-SASS)

@Stellenbosch, South Africa

Westville Durban, South Africa

@Westville Durban, South Africa

Murcia, Spain (University of Murcia)

@Murcia, Spain

Gothenburg, Sweden (Chalmers Univ of Tech)

@Gothenburg, Sweden

Basel, Switzerland (Univ Basel)

@Basel, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland (The Society for Women in Natural Sciences (WINS))

@Zurich, Switzerland

Kaohsiung City, Taiwan China (National Sun Yat-Sen University)

@Kaohsiung City, Taiwan China

Taichung, Taiwan China (Tunghai University)

@Taichung, Taiwan China

Taipei, Taiwan China (Ministry Sci & Tech)

@Taipei, Taiwan China

Bangkok, Thailand (The Chemical Society of Thailand)

@Bangkok, Thailand

Tunis, Tunisia (Soc chimique de TUNISIE)

@Tunis, Tunisia

Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

@Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

Balikesir, Turkey (University of Balikesir)

@Balıkesir, Turkey

Balıkesir, Turkey (Balıkesir Üniversitesi)

@Balıkesir, Turkey

Denizli, Turkey (Pamukkale Üniv Havuzbaşı Tesisleri)

@Denizli, Turkey

Erzincan, Turkey

@Erzincan, Turkey

Eskişehi, Turkey (Eskişehir Teknik Üniversitesi)

@Eskişehir, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey (Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa)

@Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey (Istanbul Üniv Baltalimanı Sosyal Tesisleri)

@Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey (Yildiz Technical University)

@Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey (Afyon Kocatepe Univ)

@Istanbul, Turkey

Kayseri, Turkey (Erciyes Univ Bot Alakart)

@Kayseri, Turkey

Kocaeli, Turkey (Kocaeli Univ)

@Kocaeli, Turkey

Sinop, Turkey (Sinop Univ)

@Sinop, Turkey

Lviv, Ukraine

@Lviv, Ukraine

Birmingham, United Kingdom (Univ Birmingham)

@Birmingham, United Kingdom

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (Univ Edinburgh)

@Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Liverpool, UK (RSC Liverpool)

@Liverpool, United Kingdom

London, UK (Royal Society of Chemistry)

@London, United Kingdowm (RSC)

London, UK (Cranfield University)

@London, United Kingdom (Cranfield Univ)

Manchester, UK (Manchester Metropolitan University and Royal Society of Chemistry)

@Manchester, United Kingdom

Sheffield, UK (University of Sheffield-Dept. Chem. and RSC)

@Sheffield, UK

Arlington, Texas USA (University of Texas at Arlington)

@Arlington, Texas USA

Atlanta, Georgia USA (CDC)

@Atlanta, Georgia USA

Bloomington, Indiana USA

@Bloomington, Indiana USA

Boston, USA (Northeastern Univ)

@Boston, Massachusetts USA

Bridgewater, Massachusetts (BSU)

@Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Brockport, NY USA (College at Brockport Chemistry Club)

@Brockport, New York USA

Chicago, Illinois USA (Chicago St Univ)

@Chicago, Illinois USA

Corvallis, Oregon (Oregon State University)

@Corvallis, Oregon USA

Davis, California, USA (Univ of Cal Davis)

@Davis, California, USA

Grand Rapids, USA (Aquinas College Chemistry Department)

@Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

Honolulu, Hawaii USA (Univ Hawaii Manoa)

@Honolulu, Hawaii USA

Houston, Texas USA (ACS)

@Houston, Texas USA

Killeen, Texas USA (Robert M. Shoemaker High School)

@Killeen, Texas USA

Lake Jackson, Texas USA (ACS Brazosport Local Section)

@Lake Jackson, Texas USA

Madison, Wisconsin (GSFLC)

@Madison, Wisconsin

Muncie, Indiana USA (Ball State Univ)

@Muncie, Indiana USA

New York, NY USA (Schrödinger)

@New York, New York USA

Northfield, MN USA (Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges)

@Northfield, MN USA

Notre Dame, Indiana (Association for Women in Science at Notre Dame)

@Notre Dame, Indiana USA

Potsdam, New York USA (Clarkson University)

@Potsdam, New York, USA

Raleigh, North Carolina USA (NC-ASC WCC)

@Raleigh, North Carolina USA

Richardson, TX USA (Univ of Texas at Dallas)

@Richardson, Texas USA

San Diego, California USA (Soc Wom Grad Stud Chem Biochem UCSD)

@San Diego, California USA

Savannah, GA USA (Georgia Southern University)

@Savannah, Georgia USA

Seattle, Washington USA (Wom in Chem Sci UW)

@Seattle, Washington USA

Statesboro, Georgia USA (GSU)

@Statesboro, Georgia USA

Tucson, Arizona (Prog Adv Wom Sci)

@Tucson, Arizona

Waco, Texas USA (Baylor Univ)

@Waco, Texas USA

Washington, DC USA (American Chemical Society)

@Washington DC, USA

Washington DC USA (Georgetown Univ)

@Washington DC, USA

West Lafayette, USA (Purdue University)

@West Lafayette, IN, USA

York, Pennsylvania USA (Central York High School)

@York, Pennsylvania USA

Global Breakfast

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