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.
Waurn Ponds, Australia (Deakin Univ)
Waco, Texas USA (Baylor Univ)
Washington DC USA (Georgetown Univ)