The 8th of March is International Women’s Day. The theme for 2021’s celebrations is #ChooseToChallenge and the SEB is choosing to challenge gender bias and inequity in bioscience.

We would love our members to get involved. Here is how you can take part: 

Propose a talk/ Suggest a speaker  

DEADLINE:12 February 2021

The SEB would like to invite you to submit an idea for talk, or suggestions for speakers (including yourself) for an online webinar event on women in science. The topic can be anything you like, from inspirational female scientists talking about their current research, to sharing some of the challenge’s women in face in science and academia and how to overcome these barriers. We are looking for talks that are around 30 minutes plus Q&A’s. 

If you would like to present or know someone who would be interested in taking part please get in touch at

If you have a good idea of the format for the talk, then please include the speakers name, title for the talk, and a short abstract or key take-away points, and available dates. If you have a more general idea for a talk, topic or would just like to know more, then we would also love to hear from you.


Write an article on a woman in the field of experimental biology. Is there is a women in experimental biology  who has inspired you to pursue your career in science, or you feel made a significant contribution experimental biology? Why not highlight their achievements by writing an article for the SEB website? We are looking for articles of 500-1000 words and where possible a picture or photo of the scientist in the article (with relevant image credits). These can be based on a woman from across history or present day and articles will be published on the SEB website as part of our International Women’s Day celebrations. 

If you would like to write an article please get in touch with . 

Create online resources for children

With the COIVD-19 pandemic seeing many children across the world moving to remote learning, it is a good time to provide additional resources to inspire the next generation of experimental biologists. If you would like to create a game, lesson plan or activity for students to learn about women in experimental biology please get in contact with your resources. For some inspiration, why not take a look at the SEB Influential Black Biologists lesson plan as part of Black History Month 2020.

If you would like to contribute with online resources for children please get in touch with . 

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