US1

EDI
Changing the Faces of Leadership within the Geosciences and beyond

The EDI Committee have proposed this Union Symposium to reflect on themes arising from the screening of The Leadership documentary NET1.

In particular, we are interested in exposing and exploring the power of networks, how they are created and how networks can help researchers progress in their professional careers. This US will encourage you to reflect at a personal level on your own network, assess whether it is optimised for success, and provide clues on how you can better construct and interact in your network to optimize opportunities and garner valuable support during your often challenging career path.

Secondly, this US will provide an opportunity to raise awareness and stimulate a conversation about how we as a geoscience community augment and reinforce networks that will inspire and retain underrepresented members of the geoscience community thus bringing their voices into the 'rooms' where decisions on science and policy amongst other societal issues are currently taking place.

Public information:

Moderator Lisa Wingate 15:10-15:15
Introduction to the topic of the US.


Our first speaker will be Dr Madeleine Hann 15:15-15:25 Physically present in Vienna

Dr Madeleine Hann will talk about her motivation and experience for joining the Homeward Bound network and travelling to Antarctica with a shipful of future leaders.


Our second speaker will be Daria Ludtke 15:25-15:35 Physically present in Vienna

Dr Daria Ludtke is the Western European ambassador for the network
Women+ In Geospatial https://womeningeospatial.org/.  Daria will introduce this bottom-up network, its history, how it works and how it has evolved and adapted to the needs of the growing geospatial community.


Our third speaker  Prof Christine Cross 15:35-15:45 Virtually present over Zoom 

Prof Christine Cross will intorduce us to a recently EU-funded COST Action called VOICES https://gendervoices.eu/ that aims to explore and develop tools to assist early career researchers develop leadership, mentoring and networking skills.

Christine will provide information on this COST Action and provide insights on how to use the
COST Action programme to develop tools, networks and promote a shift in the diversity of
leaders stepping into positions that can impact society.

 

Our final speaker will be Laura Lots from the SNSF 15:45-15:55 Virtually present over Zoom

Laura Lots will present the AcademiaNet https://www.academia-net.org/ database and network. With this presentation we aim to raise awareness of this initiative in the geoscience community to increase the number of institutes enrolling diverse STEM and geoscience researchers to appear in this database, in addition to advertising the utility of this database for finding diverse voices to participate on conference symposia, project proposals, funding panels to represent geosciences within the EU. It can also help the EGU society give recognition to the
work and achievements of our diverse community members. No more excuses!

 

Round table discussion 15:55-16:40

Questions from the physical and online audience will also be selected to implement the
round table discussion.

For more information on how to watch The Leadership documentary please access NET1
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU22/session/44558 in the programme for further details on the physical and online streaming during EGU22.


For further discussion on the topics raised during this US and an opportunity to meet with the
speakers Lisa Wingate, Madeleine Hann & Daria Ludtke and discuss diverse geoscience
networks and leadership initiatives please visit the EDI Booth after the round table or on Friday 27th May 10:00-12:00.

Convener: Lisa Wingate | Co-conveners: Giuliana Panieri, Elenora van RijsingenECSECS, Daniel Parsons
Thu, 26 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
 
Room E1
Public information:

Moderator Lisa Wingate 15:10-15:15
Introduction to the topic of the US.


Our first speaker will be Dr Madeleine Hann 15:15-15:25 Physically present in Vienna

Dr Madeleine Hann will talk about her motivation and experience for joining the Homeward Bound network and travelling to Antarctica with a shipful of future leaders.


Our second speaker will be Daria Ludtke 15:25-15:35 Physically present in Vienna

Dr Daria Ludtke is the Western European ambassador for the network
Women+ In Geospatial https://womeningeospatial.org/.  Daria will introduce this bottom-up network, its history, how it works and how it has evolved and adapted to the needs of the growing geospatial community.


Our third speaker  Prof Christine Cross 15:35-15:45 Virtually present over Zoom 

Prof Christine Cross will intorduce us to a recently EU-funded COST Action called VOICES https://gendervoices.eu/ that aims to explore and develop tools to assist early career researchers develop leadership, mentoring and networking skills.

Christine will provide information on this COST Action and provide insights on how to use the
COST Action programme to develop tools, networks and promote a shift in the diversity of
leaders stepping into positions that can impact society.

 

Our final speaker will be Laura Lots from the SNSF 15:45-15:55 Virtually present over Zoom

Laura Lots will present the AcademiaNet https://www.academia-net.org/ database and network. With this presentation we aim to raise awareness of this initiative in the geoscience community to increase the number of institutes enrolling diverse STEM and geoscience researchers to appear in this database, in addition to advertising the utility of this database for finding diverse voices to participate on conference symposia, project proposals, funding panels to represent geosciences within the EU. It can also help the EGU society give recognition to the
work and achievements of our diverse community members. No more excuses!

 

Round table discussion 15:55-16:40

Questions from the physical and online audience will also be selected to implement the
round table discussion.

For more information on how to watch The Leadership documentary please access NET1
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU22/session/44558 in the programme for further details on the physical and online streaming during EGU22.


For further discussion on the topics raised during this US and an opportunity to meet with the
speakers Lisa Wingate, Madeleine Hann & Daria Ludtke and discuss diverse geoscience
networks and leadership initiatives please visit the EDI Booth after the round table or on Friday 27th May 10:00-12:00.

Speakers

  • Madeleine Hann, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
  • Daria Lüdtke, Switzerland
  • Christine Cross, University of limerick, Ireland
  • Laura Lots