Catalysts of Change: Women Leaders in Science

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CIMMYT is launching a ‘TED Talk meets fireside chat’-style series on women leaders. We seek to highlight women who are leaders in all sorts of capacities and in all sorts of fields and disciplines, because we believe that leadership styles can take many different forms. 

Join us for the eighteenth Catalysts of Change seminar on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, with Hale Ann Tufan

8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Mexico City; 4 – 5 p.m. Paris; 7 – 6 p.m. Nairobi; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. New Delhi

The seminar will be in English with interpretation in Spanish. Tune-in through LinkedIn livestreams the day of the event.

About Hale Ann Tufan  

Lead of the Equitable Agricultural Research (EQUAL) Lab at Cornell University 

Hale Ann Tufan leads the Equitable Agricultural Research (EQUAL) Lab at Cornell which brings together researchers with experience in plant breeding, agricultural economics, GIS, anthropology, gender studies and science and technology studies to contribute to equitable crop improvement theory and practice. She explores how agricultural research processes and outputs can positively contribute to gender equality and social inclusion.

Through her research to develop methods and approaches she enables gender analysis in agricultural innovation, while advocating for inclusive agricultural research by challenging power and norms in the research ecosystem. Hale serves in leadership positions of several grant-funded projects, including priority setting co-lead of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement, principal investigator of the Gender Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project, and principal investigator of Muhogo Bora: Cassava for All. Hale brings a multidisciplinary background to her research spanning Ph.D.-level research in molecular plant pathogen interactions, plant breeding with CIMMYT, international agricultural research for development program management, and gender research and capacity development across sub-Saharan Africa. She is the 2019 recipient of the Norman Borlaug Field Award.