Overcoming Barriers in Science

Science has a diversity problem. Women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and socially disadvantaged individuals are steadily underrepresented in science and, more specifically, in academia. A growing body of literature has emerged in recent years on this issue and some institutions and scientific communities are currently seeking to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This webinar will explore two possible ways the scientific community can be actively non-discriminatory: by creating awareness and by taking concrete action. The webinar will focus on gender-related issues and will outline strategies to identify and eradicate structural discrimination both in the workplace and in our everyday life.

Speaker Bio

Marina Corradini

Dr. Marina Corradini is a seismologist and a science communicator. She currently serves as the communications officer of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. As a female and first-generation graduate student, she has long struggled with the feeling of not belonging. She now advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM on a daily basis to ensure that other aspiring scientists overcome the unspoken barriers to succeed in science.