International Women’s Day 2018

For International Women’s Day 2018 we showcased the extraordinary work our Grantham Scholars do for sustainability.

Whether its groundbreaking research, international fieldwork or behind the scenes organisation, women are at the core of sustainability. Our Communications Officer Claire Moran worked with a group of women from the Grantham Centre to produce a range of blogs about their work.

International Women’s Day 2018: blogs and opinion

Solid Liberal and GOP Congressman being civil to one another
Theresa Nelson meeting GOP Congressman

Can men and women do the same fieldwork? Grantham Scholar Sally Faulkner, who conducted nine months of research in Peruvian mining towns, believes they can’t. Read: Danger in the market place: achieving gender equality in social research.

Our Ling Min Tan writes that women in STEM need to believe in themselves. This is a rousing call to arms that reads like a poem. Read it here.

‘Human rights, women’s rights, gender equality and animal rights are interlinked.’ Says Grantham Scholar Mira Lieberman in her blog for IWD 2018. Mira explains how her childhood as a refugee in Israel formed her passion for sustainability and sociolinguistics. Read: How the Grantham Centre helped me become an early career researcher and activist.

Despite being told there was no point in ‘talking to the enemy’, Grantham Scholar Theresa Nelson got time with a Republican Congressman to discuss renewable energy. And she left with renewed faith in democracy. Read: Unlikely trio: an archaeologist, a Republican Congressman & renewable energy.

Grantham Centre women celebrated

‘The women students who we are training to fight for our planet’s future need to see other women blazing a trail and to have their own voices heard.’ Claire Moran, our Communications Officer, spoke at the Women@TUoS AGM about the amazing work the women of the GCSF do. Find out more here.

Where Women Work featured Claire’s talk as part of their coverage of International Women’s Day. Read:  Celebrating achievements of inspirational women at University of Sheffield.

More International Women’s Day at the Grantham Centre

IWD 2019: Busting stereotypes in engineering. For International Women’s Day 2019 the University of Sheffield highlighted women who help to create a gender-balanced world. Our director Professor Rachael Rothman was featured for her work encouraging school children into engineering.

Also for IWD 2019 Centre Manager Deborah Beck wrote about the day-today side of working towards the #balanceforbetter ideal. Read more: #BalanceForBetter at the Grantham Centre by Deborah Beck.

Looking for more info on gender and sustainability? Grantham Scholar Monica Ortiz wrote about gender, climate change and food security here.