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OWSD Chilean Chapter Launching

March 28, 2023

December 2nd, 2022: Launching of the OWSD Chilean Chapter with online lectures and participation of women from different areas related to science and technology.

The OWSD Chilean Chapter was established in May 2022. The official launching event of the Chapter took place on December 2nd, 2022, online.

The list of speakers included:

  • Dr. Alejandra Troncoso, President of the OWSD Chile Chapter Executive Committee
  • Dr. Patricia Castillo-Briceño, President of the OWSD Ecuador Chapter Executive Committee
  • Gabriela Rosero Moncayo, Coordinator of UN Women for Latin America and the Caribean 
  • Dr. Sofía Valenzuela, Government Representative for the Chilean Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation
  • Dr. María Cecilia Hidalgo, Chilean scientist at the University of Chile and recipient of the National Award for Natural Sciences in 2006
  • María Vega Cofré, Ph.D. student at the University of Queensland

Presentations from each of these organizations and institutions helped illustrate the current gap that women face in the areas of science and technology, as well as current efforts to address and reduce gender inequity and lack of representation and participation. 

The event was recorded and it can be accessed on YouTube at the following link: 


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