2024 OIST GWB: Catalyzing Diversity in Science

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology


Dr. Samantha Phan


1919-1 Tancha, Onna

Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0412




The aim of the GWB (Global Women’s Breakfast) series is to celebrate the accomplishments of Women in Science and to inspire younger generations to pursue careers in science. In 2023, we held our first in person GWB event at OIST discussing Breaking Barriers in Science. You can read more about the 2023 event here: https://www.oist.jp/news-center/news/2023/3/7/what-we-can-do-now-break-down-invisible-gender-barriers. Women and men from all types of science organizations from high schools, universities, companies, science societies, government and non-governmental organizations come together to share breakfast either virtually or in person. The theme of the 2024 GWB is “Catalyzing Diversity in Science."

Held in conjunction with the U.N. Day of Women and Girls in Science, a central goal is to establish an active network of both women and men to overcome the barriers to gender equality in science. The Global Breakfast facilitates the formation of communities on a local, regional, and inter