International Women’s Day 2024

Inspiring inclusion across the ecological community.

International Women’s Day is on 8th March every year to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness of discrimination and take action to drive gender parity.

Take a look at how we are celebrating #IWD2024 across British the Ecological Society below.

From the BES

For the first time in the BES’s history, our entire senior leadership team, including our president, are women, but does this really matter in 2024? Read what our CEO, Hazel Norman, had to say on LinkedIn and X.

From the EDGE Network

Rowan Kuminski, co-chair of the BES EDGE (Equity and Diversity for all Genders in Ecology) Network, explains why work on advancing diversity and inclusion is so important for women – and all genders and intersectional identities – working in ecology.

From the Journals

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2024, the BES Journals are excited to share a collection of blog posts showcasing the work of some of our new Associate Editors. In each post, our editors discuss their experiences in ecology, as well as what this year’s theme, ‘Inspire Inclusion‘, means to them. Click the links below to take a look.

Ecological Solutions and Evidence

Featuring Dr Laura Bosco, Dr Elena Concepción, Dr Danielle Hinchcliffe and Dr Alejandra Morán-Ordóñez




Functional Ecology

Featuring Dr Iveren Abiem




Journal of Animal Ecology

Featuring Dr Natacha Chacoff




Journal of Applied Ecology

Featuring Dr Raquel Carvalho, Dr Karen Castillioni, Dr Luzhen Chen, Dr Romina Fernandez and Dr Elena Kazakou




Journal of Ecology

Featuring Dr Charlotte Ndiribe




Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Featuring Dr Lorna Hernandez Santin




People and Nature

Featuring Dr Maria Rosario Felipe-Lucia, Dr Caroline Howe, Dr Karen Mustin and Dr Rachel Oh