Today marks the first celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Last December, the United Nations passed a resolution to celebrate women working in science and their contributions to the field.
While men may outnumber women in most STEM careers (only 22% of environmental scientists are women!), some fields have a higher percentage of women that you might have thought:
By jump-starting girls’ interest in STEM subjects and by recognizing strong female role models, we can begin to break the stereotype. Encourage those around you to pursue their interests! Check out libraries, museums, documentaries … the resources are endless. All you need is have the courage to follow your passions!
For more inspiration, check out this article from ABC News featuring 5 top female scientists!
Five women making strides in the science world
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