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 Equal Opportunities Commission in Chemistry. One of their activities was the development of the GDCh model for equal opportunities in chemistry, which was adopted by the GDCh board in 2018. You can find the mission statement here in German and in English.
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 and discuss. There were also four meetings in Germany. In the GDCh headquarters in Frankfurt (s. Photos below) and at the University of Leipzig came chemists at the invitation of the German Chemical Society for lectures, discussions and a cozy breakfast together.
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-level 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 made sure that selection committees are made up of gender-equitable people. (Note: Since committee members are appointed for several years, the composition of the commissions changes gradually.) The commissions are advised that the promotion of equal opportunities for men and women in chemistry is one of the GDCh's statutory purposes and that therefore more deserving chemists should be nominated. The committees will be asked to provide reasons if nominations have been submitted for women who were not proposed by the committee for the award.
Would you like to contribute to equal opportunities for our prices? Then propose qualified candidates. You can find out which prices are currently advertised on our website.
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 Prize 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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