The scientific contributions of women are essential for the development of human knowledge, yet many of these contributions have gone unnoticed throughout history. In order to recognize and promote the significance of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the United Nations designated February 11 as International Women’s and Human Rights Day. During the ninth assembly of this celebration at the UN headquarters in New York, women leaders and science experts from around the world gathered to highlight their key role in achieving sustainable development.
In honor of this occasion, The Conference conducted a series of interviews with women scientists from various generations as a form of recognition. These scientists shared their experiences and challenges they faced while pursuing their careers in STEM fields. From mathematicians to physicists to biologists, these women have made significant contributions to the world of science that cannot be ignored.
During the event, The Conference also spoke with young girls who are interested in pursuing careers in science, emphasizing the importance of encouraging and supporting them in these fields. Women scientists in Mexico find one of their most emblematic examples in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, who was a pioneer in the history of science and an inspiration for future generations.
Throughout history, women have played an exceptional role in various areas of science and it is crucial to continue supporting and encouraging girls who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM. Women scientists have made significant contributions to our country and the world of science across various disciplines that must not be overlooked.