Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Cambridge Earth Sciences is proud to be celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021. International Women’s Day has occurred for well over a century with the first gathering held in 1911. In addition to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, International Women’s Day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

“International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to amplify the voices of women working in diverse roles within the Department, whilst at the same time recognising the need to continue to strive to make the Department, and the geosciences in general, an equal and inclusive environment for all. The contributions in this article highlight just how important good mentorship and visibility are in creating role models to inspire future generations…”

Richard Harrison
Head of Department

To mark the celebration, we asked our research, support and museum staff to reflect on the women that have inspired them, and what advice they’d give to women embarking on their careers:

Aisling O’Kane, PhD student in geophysics
Ayesha Landon-Browne, PhD student in geochemistry
Emily Mason, PhD student in volcanology
Dr Helen Williams, Reader in Geochemistry
Dr Kathleen McDougall, NERC DTP Training Facilitator
Dr Liz Hide, Director of the Sedgwick Museum
Lucy Matthews, Safety and Welfare Coordinator
Dr Mackenzie Grieman, Research Associate in ice core and climate science 
Dr Marie-Laure Bagard, Mass Spectrometer Laboratories Manager
Mitha Madhu, Teaching Administrator
Sandra Freshney, Archivist at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Dr Sasha Turchyn, Reader in Biogeochemistry

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