Genders, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - GEDI (Gender Equality and Diversity for Mobile Researchers in Science - GEMS)

The Genders, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Working Group of MCAA (former Gender Equality and Diversity for Mobile Researchers in Science Working Group) has been active since 2014. In the past years, the WG has been moving from a specific focus on enhancing the inclusion of women in research to a broader scope: promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in research beyond any individual characteristic. Among the primary goals of the WG is to investigate challenges and develop possible solutions in order to boost equity, diversity, and inclusion at all research career stages – from early stages towards leadership levels. Another goal is to ensure that MCAA itself stands for and implements fair treatment of any underrepresented group in all our activities.

GEDI WG has organized several workshops, seminars, and conference sessions and collaborated with several organizations with similar goals. Its current and future activities aim to reach a broader audience and engage more people, including policymakers, to participate in the debate for equal opportunities in career development and for a healthier work-life balance. 


WG Board members:

Chair: Magda Theodoridou
Vice-chairs: Nadia Metoui, Tanya Romacho


Task Force Coordinators:

Communication TF: Theodota Lagouri

Policy TF: Tanya Romacho

Training, Empowerment & Leadership TF: Nadia Metoui

Diversity and Inclusivity TF: Alexandra Nothnagel & Magda Theodoridou 

Projects TF: Gianna Avellis

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Membership of the Chapter is free

But we hope you will contribute your energy and enthusiasm to support our activities



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Magdalini Theodoridou

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Tania Romacho


Latest Events

Picture a Scientist: Virtual Film Screening and Panel discussion organised by the MCAA Brazil Chapter


Family Planning Competing with Leadership in Research: Webinar


“Volver: Gender equity, Diversity and Mobility in Spanish Research”


Science Communication workshop in Pune on October 18th