iCRAG and EDIG have won the Association of Women Geoscientists "Friend of AWG Award" for 2021 for contributions and leadership in the areas of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the geosciences.
The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Geoscience (EDIG) project was started by a group of geoscientists, many of whom are in iCRAG, who are working together to better understand the impact of prejudice, inequity, sexism, bias, exclusion, and discrimination within the larger geoscience community.
Speaking on receipt of the award EDIG Chair Dr Aileen Doran said, "At EDIG and iCRAG we are thrilled to have received this recognition from our peers at the AWG. Since its establishment 18 months ago, the EDIG project has been reorganized and refocused, and this award will add to the momentum that we have gained. Our efforts will keep growing as we continue to better understand the experiences of minoritized geoscientists and to develop actionable steps to making geoscience more inclusive and accessible for everyone."
In addition, iCRAG Operations Manager Dr Aoife Blowick has won the President's Encourage Award for her excellent efforts to encourage women in the geosciences, especially working with a new AWG chapter development in Nigeria and sponsorship, as well as networking and creating a connection with the EDIG project.
The Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) is devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences and introducing girls and young women to geoscience careers. AWG's diverse interests and expertise cover the entire spectrum of geoscience disciplines and career paths, providing unique networking and mentoring opportunities. AWG members are brought together by a common love of earth science and the desire to ensure rewarding opportunities for women in the geosciences. For more information visit: https://www.awg.org/