Did this really happen?! image by @theFlatType

Women in science / STEM

Personally, I feel influenced by the lack of female role models in senior positions, both in academia and elsewhere. I think that a better representation of women in important academic positions gives others sense of confidence that being a woman in academia is not a barrier to career progression. I understand that similar problems exist for people with other minority identity aspects, such as race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. I am passionate about contributing to equality, diversity, and inclusion in academia. Ultimately, I hope to be able to inspire others and become a role model for fellow peers. Below, I highlight some resources that I have found inspiring, important, or helpful in my career so far:

Fix the Leaky Pipeline (ETH Zürich program)

FLP is a programme giving young female scientists the opportunity to reflect on their professional situations, to develop a strategy for continuing their career paths, to receive targeted further training, and to extend their personal and scientific networks.

Did this really happen!?

Did this really happen? shares illustrative stories of events that actually happened. It shows daily sexist comments and behaviours, not to point fingers at specific people, but to encourage discussions on incorrect behaviours. 

500 Women Scientists is an organisation representing the voices of tens of thousands of women scientists all over the globe. I have joined the Zürich 500WS pod (slack channel, twitter) and several interesting events are organised throughout the year.

A supportive and useful group in which you can ask any question, and get feedback and support from women in Earth Sciences globally. You can find the Facebook group here and the ESWN webpage here


European Geoscience Union

The EGU offers a platform for early career scientists to become involved in research, outreach, skills development, and networking. One such way is to join the Early Career Scientist (ECS)  outreach team or to become an Early Career Scientist Representative of a specific division (see below)

Studies related to the Geodynamics (GD) division include all aspects of dynamic processes in the lithosphere, mantle, and core. Check out GD’s blog page, social media channels, and the team and stay updated on any (networking) activities in the future!

The aim of the Planetary & Solar System Sciences (PS) Division is the promotion of all fields of planetary sciences, ground-based and space mission exploration of the solar system and beyond, and related models.

American Geophysical Union

  • SEDI
  • Planetary sciences

GAIA, Network for women in Earth Sciences

Europlanet Early Career Network

Venus Science networks



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Generic Mapping Tools (GMT)

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Sience visualisation

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Image made through the post-processing software STAGLAB, including newly-developed mantle diagnostics. From Gülcher et al. (2022, C-Gubed)

Maps of Venus topography made with GMT. Adapted from Gülcher et al., 2020, Nature Geoscience

The superiority of scientifically derived colour maps. From: The misuse of colour in science communication (Crameri et al., 2020, Nature Communications)