All chemists are welcome at the GDCh. Our guiding principles say, among other things: "We live diversity and equal opportunities". We represent a variety of people from different cultures, with different backgrounds and different characteristics and experiences. We want to act fair, respectful and inclusive towards our diverse community and are determined to counteract all forms of discrimination."
In 2016, the GDCh Board set up the Commission for Equal Opportunities in Chemistry. One of their activities was the development of the GDCh model for equal opportunities in chemistry, which was approved by the GDCh Board in 2018.
NEW: In December 2021, the GDCh Board approved the guidelines for gender-sensitive language in the GDCh. (German version)
What do our members say about equal opportunities and diversity? Here you can find some opinions of GDCh members.
Our young members, who represent the JungChemikerForum, are also committed to equal opportunities. You can find more information here.
In 2019, women chemists met at over 100 locations around the world for breakfast to get to know each other and to discuss. There were also four meetings in Germany. At the invitation of the GDCh, women chemists came together for lectures, discussions and a leisurely breakfast in the GDCh Office in Frankfurt (see photos below) and at the University of Leipzig.
In 2020, a chemists' breakfast was held in Weinheim at the invitation of Wiley-VCH. Also in 2021 there were many, mostly virtual events on February 9, 2021. In addition, a virtual event organized by Wiley-VCH took place on February 25, 2021.
The GDCh awards high-ranking prizes and awards to all ages and career levels in various fields of chemistry and related sciences. According to the award guidelines, all eligible scientists can be nominated, regardless of gender, (ethnic) origin, nationality or age and regardless of whether they are members of society or not. For several years, the Board of the GDCh has expressly ensured that selection committees are staffed in a gender-equitable manner. (Note: Since commission members are appointed for several years, the composition of commissions only changes gradually.) The commissions are informed that the promotion of equal opportunities for men and women in chemistry is one of the statutory purposes of the GDCh and that therefore more deserving women chemists should be nominated. The committees will be asked for a justification when nominations have been submitted for women who have not been proposed by the committee for the award.
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With the Hildegard Hamm Brücher Prize for Equal Opportunities in Chemistry, the GDCh honors exemplary behavior in promoting more equal opportunities in chemistry. Individuals, teams, groups or organizations who are committed to or have committed themselves to equal opportunities with innovative projects are to be recognized. The prize was advertised for the first time in November 2020. more
Hildegard Hamm Brücher Award for equal opportunities in chemistry
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"A diverse view of science to catalyze change" is co-published in @NatureChemistry, @ChemicalScience, @J_A_C_S, @angew_chem, @cdnsciencepub, and Croat. Chem. Acta. #diverseSTEM https://t.co/UJPekmbADD pic.twitter.com/CYnqhJNpYl- Michael J. Bojdys (@mjbojdys) August 17, 2020
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