Women’s contributions to science have been vital for the development of human knowledge, yet many of these achievements have gone unrecognized throughout history. In order to highlight and promote the importance of women in STEM fields, the United Nations designated February 11 as International Women’s and Human Rights Day. During this year’s ninth assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, women leaders and science experts from around the world gathered to discuss their crucial role in achieving sustainable development.
In celebration of this event, The Conference published a series of interviews with women scientists from various generations as a form of recognition. These women shared their experiences and the challenges they faced in their respective fields. From mathematicians to physicists to biologists, these women have made significant contributions to the world of science.
The Conference also spoke with young girls who are interested in pursuing careers in science, emphasizing the importance of encouraging and supporting girls in STEM fields. Mexico is home to one of its most iconic female scientists – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz – who paved the way for future generations of women scientists. Throughout history, women have played an exceptional role in various areas of science, and it is crucial to continue supporting and encouraging girls who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM.