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    Member blogs for International Women and Girls in Science

    February 11th has been adopted by the United National General Assembly as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, to help educate, mobilise political will and resources to address an important global problem, as well as celebrating the achievements that have been made so far.

    To quote UN Secretary-General António Guterres, ‘To rise to the challenges of the 21st century, we need to harness our full potential. That requires dismantling gender stereotypes’. Science and gender equality are key international development goals and intrinsically interlinked, especially in the climate crisis. However, women and girls still do not participate fully in science globally or in this country, especially at senior levels. Less than 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women.

    To celebrate this day in 2021 we have invited some of our members to write blogs describing what motivated them to pursue a STEM career, to reflect on the past or to comment on the future. Click on each of the tiles below to read their stories.

    "The main things I’ve learned throughout my scientific career to date are that studying science opens up an enormous range of career opportunities." Dr Helena Lewis, Foundation Scientist- Defence Applications, Met Office.