Today is recognised by the UN as “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”. 11th February is always a day of recognising the critical roles that women and girls play in science and technology.
From Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849, to Greta Thunberg and the confidence which she asserted the need to pay attention to scientific evidence of climate change, today is a day to mark the importance of female role models in the STEM world.
From the grass roots of science in schools, it is important that we share our collective passion for science and promote opportunities to make a genuine difference across the fields of medicine, healthcare, engineering, software development, manufacturing and many other areas in which great scientific minds can inspire change.
Further information can be found at www.womeninscienceday.org, where local and international initiatives are listed, you can read about the history of this movement (which dates back to 2015) and you can be inspired by different ways we can be innovative across a range of sectors.