Second Edition of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Last Saturday, 11th of February, it was the Second Edition of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Indeed, science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science.
Unfortunately, women and girls are still excluded from participating fully in science.
Probably, you are more than aware in your daily life, but, in order to give you some figures, the probability for students of graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree in science-related field are (respectably):
- Female students
- Male students
(Study made in 14 countries)
In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Here in Baupharma, we want to celebrate, remember and encourage all women and girls that worked and work in Science. Also, we want to stress the importance and support your success. Thank you for all your achievements, you are building a better version of the world. As a result, this is not only Science, this is a civil and social work too. That all women, and most of the men, are pleased to welcome.
Furthermore, as we work in Science field, we like to take this opportunity to specially thank all our colleagues, partners and friends in the sector. It has been and is a pleasure to see your accomplishments and work with you. We hope many more are coming.
Following the quote of Linda B. Buck in this occasion, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2004:
“As a woman in science, I sincerely hope that my receiving a Nobel Prize will senda a message to young women everywhere that the doors are open to them and they should follow their dreams”.
Baupharma – We build pharma.