Women In Research And Science: An Employee-Led Resource Group
Women scientists play an indispensable role at the forefront of CGIAR’s mission to deliver science and innovation that advance transformation of food, land and water systems in a climate crisis. Representing 33% of our workforce, female researchers and scientists power our innovation but still require more support to thrive. That’s why we’ve created Women in Research and Science (WIRES), an employee-led resource group (ERG) that aims to create an enabling environment to empower women scientists across CGIAR.
What is WIRES?
WIRES is a vibrant new voluntary ERG that’s dedicated to championing and supporting women. The group is open to all employees who support WIRES’ mission to increase the visibility of women research and science professionals by ensuring their voices are heard and contributions recognized. With origins in CGIAR’s Action Plan for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion (2020- 2021), we are supported by the Gender, Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) Function.
What does WIRES do?
WIRES aims to connect and inspire its members by providing tools and shared knowledge that supports professional development. We organize and sponsor events and activities that build workplace relationships as well as strengthen networks and alliances across CGIAR. WIRES also promotes the interests of women, enhances communication, research collaboration and career mentoring among all group members.
We look forward to your support in building a diverse and inclusive community and encourage you to become a WIRES member.
Are you looking for opportunities to network professionally with other women at CGIAR? Are you keen to connect with new and interesting people from across countries and other CGIAR institutions?
Happening from 1 December 2022 to 31 May 2023, Random Coffee is a way of informally linking up colleagues. The WIRES pilot will boost micro-connections among CGIAR women in research and science, helping information flow through the organization, building solidarity and enabling participating women to grow their networks. You could end up chatting with a colleague from the Senior Leadership Team or someone from another Center, someone in your city or even across the hall.
This pilot is aimed at women WIRES members, not to be exclusionary, but because research shows that men historically have stronger networks; this is one small way to begin to level the playing field.
WIRES Core Organizing Group
Internal Engagement Lead
External Engagement Lead