Webinar on African Women and Science Leadership
October 17, 2020

START and GenderInSITE are excited to announce our upcoming Webinar on African Women and Science Leadership that will take place on October 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm UTC.

The first webinar will feature the 2018 GenderInSITE report, “Pathways to Success: Bringing a Gender Lens to the Scientific Leadership of Global Challenges”. This report explores success stories of women scientists who have reached the top echelons of their fields, illuminating key lessons for other women scientists. It also offers important insights for policymakers and institutions for making progress toward a more open and equal scientific system. This webinar will also include in-depth breakout discussions around priority barriers and enablers to pathways to success for African women scientists.

Specifically, START and GenderInSITE seek to convene diverse perspectives and voices of scientific leaders from across Africa to:

  • Learn more from one another about what scientific leadership looks like for women working in African contexts and what unique challenges and opportunities are found along the pathways to scientific success,
  • Explore ideas on how, and what kind of strategic capacity development could help further gender equality and equity in scientific institutions and policy in African countries and,
  • Critically examine challenges that could plausibly arise for these strategic capacity development efforts and what could be done to mitigate those.

This webinar will inform a second webinar that will be a part of the now virtual Gender Summit 18 to be held between November 23rd and December 5th of this year.



The first webinar will take place over Zoom and registration is capped at 80 participants. Participants must use the Zoom desktop client (Windows or Mac) or Zoom mobile app.

You may register at this link:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYld-6rqDwoHtF_tkh9owdQguUUvxlcvLdt

Once your registration is approved, we will send you a unique link for connecting.

Please send any questions to Mary Thompson-Hall at mthompson-hall@start.org.


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