Knowledge for a sustainable world

Caroline Troy

The International Day of Women & Girls in Science takes place on the 11th February 2021. Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has increased its effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science; however, women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science.

At present, less than 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women. According to UNESCO data (2014-2016), only around 30% of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education.

On the International Day of Women & Girls’ in Science, NRI is highlighting the contribution of women in science. We asked women scientists how they became involved in science and for any advice and lessons for women thinking of a career in science.

Join us in celebrating with some of the women who work in science – both natural and social sciences - at the Natural Resources Institute.

Aurelie BechoffClare HopsonDebbie ReesFiorella Picchioni
Aurelie Bechoff Clare Hopson Debbie Rees Fiorella Picchioni
Lora Forsythe Sarah Arnold Sophie Bouvaine Tania MartinezCruz
Lora Forsythe Sarah Arnold Sophie Bouvai Tania Martinez Cruz
Victoria Woolley
Victoria Woolley

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