Coordinator: Jana Rodriguez Hertz
Women in this region face specific challenges in becoming scientists at a high level.
In 22 Countries
1 Early Career Fellow
The OWSD Guatemala National Chapter was established in March 2020 and is based at the Guatemala National Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences. Among its objectives are consolidating a database of women scientists in Guatemala, providing personal mentorship to young girls in STEAM, and supporting national initiatives for girls and women in STEAM.
1 PhD Fellow
1 Early Career Fellow
The OWSD Brazil National Chapter was established in April 2020. Among the National Chapter's activities are establishing a database that can be used for projects and initiatives to involve women in science, disseminating scientific information and raising awareness about scientific issues among the public, promoting initiatives and projects to spur girls' interest in scientific careers, and organizing scientific and social events to raise public awareness about the importance of gender balance.
Danila Carrijo da Silva Dias
The OWSD Uruguay National Chapter was established in April 2019. It is hosted at the Dirección de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (DICYT), a department of the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura (MEC), in Montevideo. Among the National Chapter's activities are information-gathering related to women's participation in research and scientific teaching and leadership, redefining role models, and mentoring future generations of women in science.
Ana Inés Zambrana
The OWSD Honduras National Chapter was established in October 2020 and is based in Tegucigalpa. Among its planned activities are creating a repository for the identification of Honduran women scientists and their respective areas of study, disseminating scientific awareness through webinars, workshops and seminars for both the scientific community and the public, and organizing leadership training for women in STEM.
Virna Julisa López
The OWSD Perú National Chapter was established in May 2019 and is based in Lima. Among its planned activities we were realized the launched of Perú National Chapter (PNC), which was in February, 2020. Promoting initiatives and projects to spur girls' interest in scientific careers from school. Make a database for the identification of Peruvian women scientists and their respective areas of study, disseminating scientific awareness through webinars, workshops and seminars for both the scientific community and the public, and organizing leadership training for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and social events to raise public awareness about the importance of gender balance.
Marìa Luisa Cerón Loayza
The OWSD Ecuador National Chapter was established in February 2021 and is hosted at the Red Ecuatoriana de Mujeres CientifÍcas, REMCI (Ecuadorian Network of Women in Sciences). Among its objectives and planned activities are organizing courses, workshops, and mentoring and scientific communications trainings, generating spaces for reflection, dialogue and communication between women in science in Ecuador, and promoting intersectionality among women in science, making more visible indigenous and Afro-descendent women and assuring scholarship and other opportunities for them.
María Claudia Segovia Salcedo