Girls in Ocean Science
Hey you! Welcome to our online community of ladies in ocean science.
Whether you're a marine biologist, researcher, student, oceanographer, engineer, chemist, or simply a girl who loves ocean science, then this is the place for you! We’ve created an online space for you to share your stories, research & experiences, get your questions answered and interact with like-minded water-women. So how can you get involved? Meet some awesome and inspiring women on our blog, join our marine science community, search for marine biology jobs in our Facebook group or become an ambassador. Ready to dive in? We can’t wait to meet you.
Let’s get some more girls in here…
Ever been the only girl in a lab? On a dive boat? on that field project? Ever noticed that 8/10 of your STEM lecturers are male? We get it.
Men dominate STEM fields - its a fact. Don’t believe us? Look at the stats to the right. Women are grossly under represented in most STEM careers and though the gender gap is generally smaller for science professionals, often the work of women is overlooked.
But it’s not all doom and gloom - more women are choosing STEM careers each year! As a community of women who love or work in marine sciences and conservation, we strive to see diversity and equality in the STEM workforce. Girls in Ocean Science was set up not to further the divide between men and women, but to help close that gender gap though education, celebration and empowerment.
At Girls in Ocean Science, we are about inspiring the younger generations to go for a career in science, no matter their race, background or gender. Diversity is important (science proves that research benefits from a more diverse workforce). We want to show girls that this girl can. And for that matter, this boy can too.
The fact of it is that we have ONE ocean, which at present is under threat from every man, woman, gender fluid, transgender, non-identifying human being that walks this earth at this present moment. Who cares if you’re a boy or a girl? We have one mission - to save the damn ocean. So let’s preach kindness, acceptance and equality, to make our blue planet a better place together.
OF stem graduates are female
of PEOPLE in the STEM workforce are women (uk)
of science PROFESSIONALS are women
INCREASE PER YEAR OF WOMEN IN STEM JOBS
“GOS is not about excluding men, it is about celebrating and empowering women in ocean careers”
- Mads St Claire, Founder