Women Belong In Science
Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Recognizing the critical role that women and girls play in science, the United Nations declared February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We reached out to leading female scientists from across the world, and they have shared their advice for young girls considering a career in STEM, as well as their insights about the incredible journey that is scientific research.
Featured Women Scientists
What fascinates me most about doing science is the opportunity to look for answers to the questions that remained unanswered for ages.
Women bring emotional intelligence to research, as they are much more emotionally available to peers, colleagues, and students. Research can be stressful for many reasons - sometimes, causes are not directly work-related.
When asked about why women should pursue science, the immediate response that came to my mind is ‘Why not?
Science fascinates me, it teaches me to live with a purpose and to be responsible to preserve the world around me.
It was November 2012, I was in the fourth year of my PhD when Aung San Suu Kyi visited the Indian Institute of Science campus to interact with students;
Ramya Bala Prabhakarn
To answer why women should pursue a career in science, I must ask - what stops women from doing anything they want?
The so-called pandemic year has highlighted the need for evidence-based research and placed scientists at the forefront of discoveries and technological solutions to challenging societal problems.
Since childhood, I have been fascinated with pursuing a career that would positively impact society and serve mankind.
The pursuit of science develops in us a mind that is grounded in reason and knowledge.
There are three reasons why women should consider a career in science. The first is existential - over the next few decades
Women are naturally endowed with problem-solving skills, patience and perseverance which contributes effectively to unravelling the mechanisms of the mysterious universe.
Individuality, talent, and hard work, irrespective of gender or race, will always conquer conscious and unconscious biases in our societies.