On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021, we mark and celebrate the women working as part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC).

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. ITGC is proud to have many women (around 30%), who are scientists and support staff, working on the project in the UK and US and often doing fieldwork in Antarctica. Here we highlight five women who are passionate to explain what they do, why they care about Antarctica and why the world needs to care about Thwaites Glacier.

Lizzy Clyne, Scientist at Pennsylvania State University, USA

Lauren Simkins, Assistant Professor at University of Virginia, USA

Tasha Snow, Post-doctoral Researcher at University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Indrani Das, Associate Research Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, USA

Athena Dinar, Communications Manager at British Antarctic Survey, UK

Let’s inspire the next generation of polar scientists and make 2021 count for women and girls everywhere. #IWD2021