Tag: Women in STEM

4 Ways to Feel Empowered in a Male-Dominated Industry

By Bethany Peterson As we take the time to celebrate the incredible contributions of women throughout history during Women’s History Month, it’s also a good moment to look around at the women currently fighting to be taken seriously, gain equality, and earn well-deserved respect in spaces still dominated by sexism and discrimination.  If the last #OscarsSoMale season is any indicator, representation remains seriously lacking…

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Meet The Trailblazers Reshaping Surgery in Australia

By Lauren Reddiex Women account for just 11 per cent of consultant surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. The road to becoming a specialist is far from easy, with years of extensive study and long days of hospital-based training. When you’re in the business of saving lives, work-life balance can be an elusive luxury. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to five…

Women Scientists at Forefront of COVID-19 Research

By UN Women researchers have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, with female scientists across the globe playing pivotal roles, from advancing knowledge on the virus, to developing vaccines, treating patients and assessing the pandemic’s devastating economic and social impact. However, the health crisis has laid bare disparities in the scientific system. Girls are significantly under-represented in Science Technology…

The Uzbek Girls Using Science to Help Their Community

Produced by UN Uzbekistan. Story by Anvar Meliboev, UN Information Officer, UN Uzbekistan, with editorial support by Paul VanDeCarr, Development Coordination Office “I’m originally from a small desert town called Uchkuduk,” says Malika, age 14. “And like a lot of other girls, I took dancing and singing classes and never thought about technology,” she says. That’s a common refrain. In many places…

2021 Calendar Features Women in STEM as Princesses

By WYSK Girls don’t need to choose between being a scientist and being a princess… because being brilliant in STEM and wearing lipstick are not mutually exclusive. This is the message Reinvented Magazine and Beauty and the Bolt, two nonprofits on a mission to make science, technology, engineering and math more accessible and engaging to girls, are aiming to deliver through a 2021 calendar they’ve…