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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today marks the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science.



Why is it important that we shine a light on women and girls in science? From the UN website:


🔸 Women are typically given smaller research grants than their male colleagues and, while they represent 33.3% of all researchers, only 12% of members of national science academies are women.


🔸 In cutting edge fields such as artificial intelligence, only one in five professionals (22%) is a woman.


🔸 Despite a shortage of skills in most of the technological fields driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, women still account for only 28% of engineering graduates and 40% of graduates in computer science and informatics.


🔸 Female researchers tend to have shorter, less well-paid careers. Their work is underrepresented in high-profile journals and they are often passed over for promotion.


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