Why 1400 Degrees?
A glass ceiling is a metaphor used to represent unseen barriers that prevent women and people of marginalized genders from excelling in society. Although glass does not have a definite melting point, 1400 °C represents the starting point where some glass begins to transform.
As a collective of scientists and innovators, 1400 Degrees is turning up the heat on the pace of change in science. We know that only through diversity of thought, backgrounds, and lived experiences can we expect the kind of groundbreaking research that revolutionizes how we understand the universe.
While our capacity and resources are directed at women, we welcome all marginalized and non-conforming genders. We aim to continuously grow our resources to address the intersections that impact diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout academia.
Real, sustainable change also requires the allyship of men to support gender equality. We encourage our male colleagues to use the directory as an opportunity to recruit, promote, and elevate the contributions of women.
This initiative will only work if we are all involved. If you have ideas, feedback, or stories you’d like to contribute, drop us a note. We would love to hear from you!