The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated each year on 11 February, was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. This Day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and that their participation should be reinforced considering that less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women.
The celebration is led by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners that promote women and girls’ access to and participation in science. One of these societies is SRUK (Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom) who joins the initiative 11th February to give visibility to the role of women in research and to promote actions that lead to greater gender equality in science. Lidia is joining them by giving a Skype talk in a Spanish high school to share her experience in researching. Hopefully the students will engage with her and “catch” the science bug as well.