International Women’s Day 2018

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

International Women’s Day was a chance to showcase the extraordinary work women do in sustainability.

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

Here you can find out more about the women of the Grantham Centre and find links to their blogs.

International Women’s Day 2018: blogs and opinion

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 about it here

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 more here.

Ling Min Tan writes about how 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 Mira Lieberman in her blog. She explains how her childhood as a refugee in Israel formed her passion for sustainability and sociolinguistics. Read: Gender and Opportunity.

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.


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