WISE is a virtual conference to talk about diversity and equality in Ecology.
The number of women in academia at every position, -researchers, PIs, head of departments, editors- is insufficient, and embarrassing. And this situation is not because women lack professional ambition, nor scientific originality! In this conference, we aim to shortlist a number of actions to boost diversity and equality in Ecology.
Diversity is important for Science- creative discovery is related to the workforce and the diversity of minds within it. If one of the purposes of science is to discover the rules that govern life on Earth, that would allow people to live on a healthy planet, how important would it be to get it right?
Diversity is important for Ecology- Scientists’ interest in ecology and evolution is none other than diversity, its origin, its consequences, and its conservation. We know that diversity is an asset to life. So, why not trying to boost diversity in academia?
With equality and diversity, we all win – Feminism is a project of profound transformation and it includes everybody. There is a multiplicity of living beings which in no way can be reduced to binary. So, we need to open academia to everybody, aiming to be a safe and inspiring community to work with.
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