Happy Women in Science Day!

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Today, as every year on 11 February, we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

This year, we have asked scientists and engineers of the X-IFU Consortium to prepare short texts about their careers, work, and passions, as well as their advice for girls wanting to follow their path. They will be published on the X-IFU’s social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) from 11 to 19 February.

With the publication of these accounts, we strive to show the vital role played by the women of the X-IFU Consortium and the diversity of their experiences.

[Edit: To read the contributions, follow this link]

Some context

This day was established by the United Nations General Assembly to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science and technology.

It is an important occasion to be reminded that, as written on the United Nations website:

“According to UNESCO data (2014 – 2016), only around 30 per cent of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education.”

For more information about this day:

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