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
1 PhD Fellow
1 Early Career Fellow
The Colombia National Chapter of OWSD was established in May 2021 and is hosted at the Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores (Los Libertadores University) in Bogota. Among their activities are providing networking opportunities, support for proposal writing, and leadership training, to make the work of women scientists in Colombia more visible through media dissemination, and to collect and analyse data on the scientific productivity of women scientists in the country as well as constraints they face, to inform institutional policies on gender equality.
Patricia Castillo-Briceno/Ana Del Hierro-CalvachI
The Mexico National Chapter of OWSD was established in November 2021 and is hosted at the Mexican Association for the Advancement of Science (AMEXAC) in Mexico City. It aims to provide a positive force for accelerated changes and permanent reduction in the gender gap in Mexico, particularly in science and technology. It also actively promotes the access of more women to scientific and technological areas and to leadership and decision-making positions.
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 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 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 El Salvador National Chapter of OWSD was established in September 2021 and is hosted at the Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador (UTEC) in San Salvador. Among the national chapter's planned activities are establishing a database of women in science in El Salvador, orchestrating an awareness, training and visibility campaign for women in science in the country, establishing collaborative research networks with other regional chapters on strategic priorities, promoting girls' and young women's participation in STEM, and instituting a national congress of women scientists.
1 PhD Fellow