In the final interview of the International Women’s Day series, I speak to Lesley Yellowlees, recent President of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and current Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Lesley plays a pivotal role in promoting the STEM subjects and addressing the underrepresentation of women in science and all in all is an incredibly inspirational woman.
In the penultimate interview in the series, I speak to Future Medicinal Chemistry Editorial Board Member, Maria Laura Bolognesi about her motivations to become a medicinal chemist and the steps that are being taken to address the gender gap in academia in Italy.
In this interview, we speak to Future Medicinal Chemistry Editorial Board Member Giovanna Zinzalla about her work at the interface of chemistry and biology, her female scientific role models and the importance of strong support network in encouraging women in science.
The third in our International Women’s Day series is an interview with Leni Ritmaleni, winner of the the Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Women Scientists in Developing Countries. In this interview, Ritmaleni talks about her aspirations and the importance of a supportive family network in ensuring that women can build a successful career in science.
Continuing our International Women’s Day interview series, I had the pleasure of speaking to Tebello Nyokong, an inspirational member of the medicinal chemistry community with a colourful personality and a huge passion for advancing the sciences and addressing the underrepresentation of women academia.
In recognition of International women's day, we interviewed scientists from different backgrounds to discover the challenges faced by women in science.