28 Mar 2024

RMS proud to support Women in STEMM Summit 2024

Promoting gender equality and empowering women in STEMM fields

The RMS proudly supported the Women in STEMM Summit 2024 held the Institute of Physics (IOP), London and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).

The summit, which took place over the 7th and 8th March, brought together leading experts, professionals, and advocates in the field to address the challenges and opportunities facing women in microscopy across all  STEMM  Disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering,  Mathematics and Medicine).

The Summit was organised by Anna Baldycheva, the chair of the EPMS (Engineering, Physical & Material Sciences) Section at the RMS.

During the event, esteemed speakers from various backgrounds shared insights and initiatives aimed at promoting gender equality and empowering women in STEMM fields. Discussions ranged from fostering inclusive workplace environments to promoting mentorship programs and advocating for policy changes to support women's advancement in STEMM careers.

On the second day of the summit - also International Women’s Day - RMS Chief Executive Sali Davis delivered an inspiring opening keynote talk, highlighting the society's commitment to supporting women in STEMM.

She emphasised the importance of creating equal opportunities and a supportive ecosystem for women to thrive in scientific fields. Sali also outlined the RMS's ongoing efforts to provide resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities for women scientists, aiming to bridge the gender gap in STEMM professions.

Throughout the summit, participants engaged in fruitful discussions, exchanged best practices, and forged valuable connections to further advance the cause of women in STEMM. The RMS is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and gender equality in the scientific community and looks forward to continuing its collaborative efforts to support women in STEMM.