When you consider the plain grey statistics, it is clear women are underrepresented and undervalued. Nevermind the experiences of the women #breakingglassceilings.
11th February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science
YET, somehow I heard little about it?
LETS CHANGE THAT…
“When a curious mind is given resources and opportunities to learn, research, test, teach, and invent, the possibilities are limitless.
A woman builds solar lanterns that bring light to her Guatemalan town. Girls code a drone controlled by SMS messaging that will dispense medicine in rural areas. A woman pharmaceutical chemist wins the Nobel Prize for research on anti-malarial compounds that improve the health of millions.
Women and girls in STEM are creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders.https://medium.com/we-the-peoples/sticking-points-in-stem-e552615d4511
They’re tackling some of the most pressing global challenges head-on, but, across the field, their participation remains relatively low. Why?”
Globally, female student enrolment is particularly low in ICT (3 per cent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (5 per cent)
and in engineering, manufacturing and construction (8 per cent)
A good friend of mine, was told by her male teacher that A level Physics was for boys. Thank Goodness she’s badass & so she sat in her all-male class with that teacher. Can’t wait to see her owning it in her Lab one day!
Should my petite XX feminine frame deceive me?
In this digital era, if girls and women are not strongly involved in technological professions, the power relations in the world will remain male dominated, and that is exactly what we do not want.”
Secretary-General of the United Nations @antonioguterres