International Day of Women and Girls in Science
We’re celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science today in school. Two of our Year 8 students, Faith and Victoria, have created presentations of women scientist role models throughout history for us to all to learn from. Who would you add to their list? Women And Girls In Science
Read Faith’s presentation here.
Read Victoria’s presentation here.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science is a UNESCO-led initiative to improve gender equality in Science. At present, less than 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women. According to UNESCO data (2014 – 2016), only around 30 per cent of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. Globally, female students’ 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).
Increasing the number of #WomenInScience & technology can boost women’s earnings by $299 billion over the next 10 years.
Together, let’s ensure that all women and girls can fulfill their potential and are an integral part in building a better world for all.
Join the conversation with #WomenInScience!