#GAReads | Dr Tara Shine: 'The scientific world is simply not designed for women'
“The scientific world is simply not designed for women,” declares Dr Tara Shine. The environment and development consultant is travelling to Antarctica in January 2019 as part of a global leadership programme for women scientists called Homeward Bound, which has the evocative tag line “Mother Nature needs her daughters”.
Shine is the only Ireland-based scientist taking part in the project’s year-long programme. Clearly thrilled to be one of the 80 women selected from all over the world, she plans to use this opportunity to raise awareness of the need to promote and encourage women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) in Ireland.