Strengthening Gender Equality in Science: A Challenge

Breaking Barriers: Mexican Scientists Encourage Gender Equality in Science and Technology at International Women and Girls in Science Conference”.

A group of three brilliant scientists recently encouraged the defeat of the belief that some races and careers are not meant for women. This message was delivered during a conference titled “Women who inspire, achievements and challenges” held at the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico. The talk coincided with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated on February 11th, promoted by UNESCO and UN-Women.

During this conference, girls of all ages showed interest in what the panelists had to share. Three accomplished Mexican scientists, including Érika Bustos, Isabel Gómez, and Citlali Trueba, shared their experiences and encouraged gender equality in the technological field through education.

Isabel Gómez spoke about her love for laboratory work and how she overcame beliefs that others held about her being a woman not suited for science. She encouraged others to follow their passion for knowledge despite any obstacles they may face.

Érika Bustos revealed her work in environmental electrochemistry and how it can be used to recognize contaminants in the environment with the goal of preventing pollution of aquifers. She spoke about how she pursued her passion despite facing skepticism from those around her due to her gender.

Citlali Trueba described her love for biology and her interest in understanding the inner workings of living beings, particularly neurons. She emphasized the importance of promoting gender equality in science and technology so that all individuals have equal opportunities to pursue their passions.

The panelists and moderator Claudette Romero emphasized how important it is to promote gender equality in the technological field and eradicate false beliefs about women in science and technology. They each described their own challenges faced as women scientists but how they overcame them to pursue their passions for society’s benefit.

Overall, this conference inspired young girls to pursue careers in science and technology while challenging harmful stereotypes surrounding women’s roles in these fields.

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