Elevating Women in Science

Sponsored by Springer Nature
Recorded on 04/06/2021

Posted in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA)


Women scientists are leading ground-breaking research across the world. But despite their remarkable discoveries, women still represent just 33.3 %* of researchers globally, and their work rarely gains the same level of recognition as their male counterparts.

Join a researcher, librarian and a head of publishing to hear what librarians can do to encourage diversity and inclusion in learning and researching, and what mentor programs and initiatives they can introduce to elevate the next generation of female scientists.

This webinar will spotlight the award-winning “Chicas en Tecnologia,” a non-profit civil society organization that seeks to reduce the gender gap in the technological entrepreneurial environment, highlight what they’ve accomplished so far, and demonstrate what librarians and publishers can do to support these initiatives. Lastly, listen to what steps Springer Nature as a publisher undertakes to support amplifying the voices of women and underrepresented groups in science as well as within the company itself.

Join us for a discussion on how the academic and publishing world can help empower more women scientists to achieve scientific excellence and amplify their contribution in solving the greatest challenges facing humanity. This 1-hour webinar will feature talks by all three guest speakers, followed by a Q&A session.

*UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030 (2021)


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    Florencia Boero

    Communication and Press ManagerChicas en Tecnología

    She is a publicist specialized in social media and digital strategies for NGOs in Latin America. She has coordinated educational projects and led different communication teams. She is a speaker at international events and has delivered workshops on technology, open data, social media and communication with gender perspective. Currently, she is Communication and Press Manager for Chicas en Tecnología, a nonprofit organization from Argentina that seeks to close the gender gap in technology.

  • Image of Andréa Gonçalves

    Andréa Gonçalves

    Librarian and PhD student in Information Science and History & Politics

    Andréa is a librarian and researcher in scholarly publishing and in racial studies. She has an extensive career in information management, and her areas of expertise includes scholarly communication, electronic publishing and citation metrics. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Information Science, where she studies the strategies of Latin American scientific journals to position themselves in the international arena, and also a PhD in History and Politics, addressing the access of black students to graduate school in Brazil.

  • Image of Sowmya Swaminathan

    Sowmya Swaminathan

    Head of Editorial Policy and Research Integrity for Nature PortfolioSpringer Nature

    Sowmya steers editorial policy development including policies and initiatives that advance transparency, integrity, open research practices and inclusion in scholarly publishing.  She is a strong advocate of working in coalition with diverse stakeholders across the research ecosystem toward solutions that benefit the research community.  She has been at Nature journals since 2003 and is a member of the Springer Nature Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.