Rachael Rothman is Grantham Centre director

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 Rachael Rothman was featured for her work encouraging school children into engineering. You can read all about this and other remarkable women here.

And Rachael is part of a short film in celebration of IWD 2019 ↓


International Women’s Day at the Grantham Centre

For IWD 2019 Centre Manager Deborah Beck wrote about how she works towards the #balanceforbetter ideal. Read more: #BalanceForBetter at the Grantham Centre by Deborah Beck.

IWD 2019: Sally with some of the miners she worked with during her fieldwork in Peru
Sally with some of the miners she worked with during her fieldwork in Peru.

And back in 2018 we worked with a group of women from the Grantham Centre on a series about their research. As a result we heard from people from fields as diverse as archaeology and engineering about what IWD means to them. Firstly, our Theresa Nelson got time with a Republican Congressman to discuss renewable energy. And she left with renewed faith in democracy. Read about it here

Do you think men and women can do the same fieldwork? Grantham Scholar Sally Faulkner, who conducted 9 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.

Finally, ‘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.

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