The Iupac Global Women’s breakfast 2023 witnessed more than 30 000 scientists from around the world participating in more than 400 breakfast events across more than 75 countries. Groups from all types of science organizations from high schools to scientific societies, universities, companies, governments, and non-governmental organizations were invited to host events. This year, the Global Women’s breakfast was also a flagship event of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development in partnership with Unesco bringing together people from all science disciplines. The theme of this year’s Global Women’s breakfast was “Breaking Barriers in Science”.
Chemistry, with a broad definition of its borders, is breaking barriers already. It historically emerged and developed as an interdisciplinary scientific field in line with Pauling’s definition of the chemical bond. “Whatever is convenient to the chemist to define as a bond”, chemistry can be defined as a discipline encircling all areas which are of interest to chemists. In modern chemistry, this rich and diverse world encompasses remarkable scientific cr