On 12 February 2019, chemists worldwide will be coming together as part of IUPAC’s global breakfast initiative in honor of the International Year of the Periodic Table and the 100th anniversary of IUPAC. De Gruyter publishes, among others, IUPAC’s flagship journal Pure and Applied Chemistry, its news magazine Chemistry International, as well as Chemistry Teacher International, its open access platform for best practice for the teaching of chemistry. The publishing house is supporting the events in the two cities with the most significant numbers of De Gruyter employees: Boston and Berlin.
The global event is entitled “Empowering Women in Chemistry: A Global Networking Event”, and individual events will take place in more than 130 cities across the globe. The Global Women’s Breakfast aims to support women chemists with the expansion of their network of contacts, both locally and internationally. Women at different stages of their careers can exchange information about career progress, and can explore opportunities in professional development and in research or teaching horizons.
The speakers at the Boston event include Margaret Chu-Moyer, the Vice-President of Research at Amgen and Rebecca Ruck, the Director of Process Chemistry at Merck who will speak about perseverance and overcoming challenges in their careers.
De Gruyter will host the event in Berlin, which will feature a number of speakers and short presentations, including:
• Dr. Elke Cwiertnia, of the Rathgen Research Laboratory in Berlin, who will speak on chemistry and art
• Dr. Yana Steudel, who will speak on chemistry and food
• Dr. Franziska Emmerling from the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), who will speak about her academic career in chemistry
• Lea Dämpfling and Dr. Katharina Kuse, both of NatLab who will speak about raising enthusiasm for chemistry among young women in secondary schools
“We are looking forward to supporting IUPAC for this this exciting global event and look forward to welcoming the guests to our own local breakfast in Berlin,” said Karin Sora, Vice President STEM Publishing at De Gruyter.