Women in STEM

Seven women forging the future of African weather forecasting

The future is female. This increasingly common phrase points to the fact that although women and girls represent half the world’s population, gender inequality continues to be a pervasive human rights issue, stagnating social progress and limiting our potential to create a healthy sustainable future for all. Persistent gender inequities exclude many women from contributing … Continue Reading

SWIFT scientists claim Water Woman Awards for research excellence

Though women are often underrepresented in STEM disciplines, including climate science and meteorology, their contributions are critical to advancing weather forecasting science, capability and communication in communities around the world. Launched in 2020 by water@leeds in partnership with Athena Swan teams at the University of Leeds, the annual Water Woman Awards were designed to recognise … Continue Reading