Following the success of previous years, this session will explore reasons for the under-representation of different groups (cultural, national and gender) by welcoming debate among scientists, decision-makers and policy analysts in the geosciences.

The session will focus on both obstacles that contribute to under-representation and on best practices and innovative ideas to remove those obstacles. Contributions are solicited on the following topics:

- Role models to inspire and further motivate others (life experience and/or their contributions to promote equality)
- Imbalanced representation, preferably supported by data, for awards, medals, grants, high-level positions, invited talks and papers
- Perceived and real barriers to inclusion (personally, institutionally, culturally)
- Recommendations for new and innovative strategies to identify and overcome barriers
- Best practices and strategies to move beyond barriers, including:
• successful mentoring programmes
• networks that work
• specific funding schemes
• examples of host institutions initiatives

This session is co-organised with AGU and the European Research Council (ERC).

Co-sponsored by AGU, JpGU, and EAG
Convener: Claudia Jesus-Rydin | Co-conveners: Holly Stein, Liviu Matenco, Jill Karsten, Tim van Emmerik
| Wed, 10 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Room L8
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall X4

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 | Room L8

Chairperson: Holly Stein
14:00–14:15 |
| Highlight
Marina Corradini and Pauline Bonnet
14:15–14:30 |
| Highlight
Heather L. Ford, Cameron Brick, Karine Blaufuss, and Petra Dekens
14:45–15:00 |
| Highlight
| presentation
Stefanie Lutz, Andrea Popp, Sina Khatami, and Wouter Knoben
15:00–15:15 |
Brooks Hanson, Jory Lerback, Paige Wooden, and Karine Blaufuss
15:15–15:30 |
| Highlight
Ylona van Dinther
15:30–15:45 |
| Highlight
Christine McEntee, Robin Bell, Brooks Hanson, and Billy Williams