During a panel discussion held at the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico, Cecilia Montero emphasized the importance of incorporating a gender perspective into scientific and technological research, as well as historical narrative and communication of these fields. She spoke about the need to recognize and address unfair situations, prejudices, and disparities against women through what she called “violet glasses.”
Montero highlighted the diversity of Mexico and underscored the importance of including various perspectives and contexts when communicating scientific information. She also discussed the need for opportunities, particularly for young girls interested in science, to promote gender diversity within scientific research and dissemination of scientific knowledge.
The call for fostering gender diversity in scientific research was supported by Mónica Angulo Miñarro who emphasized the need for an inclusive environment for women in scientific careers. Promoting female participation in technology and science was seen as crucial for social justice and workforce diversification.
The panelists also discussed the historical and ongoing gender imbalance within science, highlighting the importance of scientific communication with a gender perspective. Liliana Quintanar from Cinvestav and Aketzalli González Santiago from La Bombilla outreach collective challenged androcentric biases in scientific narratives and language during their presentation.