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Virtual Café: Celebrating Women’s Herstory Month – WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT


Join our first IYSE Virtual Café, where we celebrate Women’s Herstory Month! Bring a coffee and your thinking caps, so we can discuss the important topic of women and girls in science.

Three Science Engagement practitioners will give presentations about their work surrounding gender equality, supporting women and girls in various fields of science, and more. Further details regarding the speakers will be shared soon. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter to stay tuned!



This informal event will be mostly discussion based, as we aim to continue the conversations we had with Science Engagement practitioners, government officials, funders, and activists during the Falling Walls Science Summit in November 2021. We hope to determine whether the theme of women and girls in science should be the major theme under the umbrella of our International Year of Science Engagement 2027, what Science Engagement practitioners generally have to say about this topic, as well as what trends and concerns appear during the Virtual Café conversations. At the end of the event, there will be a short moment of reflection on impact and content topics. We look forward to an exciting exchange!



Our next Virtual Café will be held in the summer. We will discuss the topic of climate change and whether it should be the main theme of the #IYSE2027. If you are interested in being a speaker, a social partner, or a funding partner for this event, please get in touch with us.



Please register for this public event via Zoom. This is a digital event. If you would like to attend, please book your spot here. Access to the event will be provided by the organiser.

The Speakers

Carolina Doran

European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)

Dr. Carolina Doran is a project officer at the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA). She works on several European projects whose aim is to achieve broader participation in science. Through her job she is able to effectively influence methodologies to be designed with an inclusive mind-set. Her participation in Soapbox Science Berlin is fuelled by a deep frustration with inequalities and double standards in academia and her drive for promoting (gender) diversity in science.

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Kari Mugo


Kari Mugo is a media practitioner and creative writer from Nairobi, Kenya. She is also the Hub Manager of the Falling Walls Engage Hub Kenya, and the Public Engagement Lead at Mawazo Institute, a non-profit research institute in Nairobi that supports the next generation of female scholars and thought leaders in Africa through research funding and professional training. In her role at the Mawazo Institute, Kari creates platforms for policymakers and the general public to engage with the work of African experts and researchers so they can contribute to public discourse and facilitate open discussions on the challenges and opportunities facing the African continent.

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Suzana Filipecki Martins

Office for Astronomy Outreach, International Astronomical Union

Suzana Filipecki Martins is the International Outreach Officer at IAU’s Office for Astronomy Outreach, where she manages a portfolio of worldwide astronomy outreach projects. Previously, she was a Project Coordinator at Leiden Observatory, overseeing the implementation of the spaceEU project and a Project Manager at Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums in Belgium. Prior to relocating to Brussels, Suzana worked in leading art institutions in Norway, including the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and 0047 OSLO, where she coordinated exhibitions and event projects.

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