This webinar will explore how gender (in)equalities in academia influence the mental health and well-being of researchers in three different parts of the world. Our speakers will share their experience and show us specific examples of the impact of gender on mental health in research in Asia, Europe and South America. By listening to their stories and perspectives, we will try to identify the similarities and differences in the experience of gender-based discrimination in academic contexts across the world, and highlight those practices that help to mitigate negative impacts, remove barriers and support the development of positive and inclusive academic cultures.
Tiffany Sprague has worked during the last 20 years tackling a diverse range of social issues in the US, Europe and Central Asia: governance, entrepreneurship, gender mainstreaming STEM education and careers for girls and women, and the utility of tech for good. She co-founded non-profit Scientific Adventures for Girls, and currently works with Gender Team at the United Nations Development Programme in Istanbul coordinating the STEM4ALL platform.
Dr. Jenny Lind Elmaco, Regional Coordinator of EURAXESS Worldwide, is the Chair of the Marie Curie Alumni Association in Southeast Asia, an NCP of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Vice President for Asia Pacific of the Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network, Founder of Girls Congress,Inc., Board Member of the Association of Young Environmental Journalists (AYEJ) and Member of the UN Steering Committee of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International).
Luisa F. Echeverría-King is a researcher at Corporación Universitaria del Caribe (CECAR) in Colombia. Her research focuses on international higher education, and science diplomacy. She is the Executive Director of Diplocientifica and the Vice-President of the Colombian National Chapter of the Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World (OWSD).