International Women’s Day

From Highly Cited Researcher to Secretary of State

How can a career in research lead to new and exciting opportunities? As International Women’s Day fast approaches (March 8), we wanted to share the story of Isabel Ferreira’s inspiring career. Isabel has been a Highly Cited Researcher for five years running. She has published numerous innovative patents and prospected more than 300 species, whereby […]

Spotlight: Highly Cited Researcher Jane Elith

Ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science, Highly Cited Researchers are leading the way in solving the world’s biggest challenges. But what makes them tick? As we prepare to announce the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2019, and as part of our series getting to know […]

Shifting the gender balance in STEM: a panel discussion to celebrate IWD

Today in the UK, only 24% of STEM roles are held by women. Improving female STEM representation is not just a social and moral imperative – there are financial benefits as well.  According to a recent report from McKinsey, ‘Delivering Through Diversity’[1], companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more […]

International Women’s Day: Shifting the Balance in STEM

International Women’s Day has its origins in 1908 when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding voting rights, better pay and shorter working hours. Meanwhile, in Germany, Clara Zetkin, leader of the ‘women’s office’, suggested having an International Women’s Day and 100 women from 17 countries signed on. The first International Women’s Day was […]