11. februar 2022

BRIC celebrates the International Day of Women & Girls in Science

International Day of Women and gilrs in science

On Friday 11th of February BRIC marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by hosting an internal panel discussion with six successful female alumni from academia and industry. The BRIC Diversity & Inclusivity committee organizes the event.

 Women are under-represented in Science. Circa 20% of scientific group leaders are women and female scientists have been awarded less than 3% of Nobel prices for scientific subjects. But a wind of change is coming. With more access to education and an evolution of mentalities, women are engaged in a fight for equality, including the right to embrace scientific careers. For the international day for women and girls in science, the Biotechnology Research and Innovation Center presents 6 of their brilliant women alumni who succeeded in academic research or Industry. We hope these amazing role models will encourage the next generation of female scientists to aim to the extent of their starlight capacities,  BRIC Diversity and inclusivity committee

Panel

Academia


Constance Alabert: Principal investigator at Dundee University

Lisa Frankel: Group Leader at Danish Cancer Society

Alex Radzisheuskaya: Team leader, Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Nataliya Petryk: Principal Investigator – CNRS, Paris University

Industry

Patricia Munoz: Translational Research Scientist – Viralgen, Spain

Marianne Andersen: Scientist – Novo Nordisk

BRIC Diversity and Inclusivity Committee

The BRIC diversity and inclusivity committee was founded in 2021 with the purpose of creating, maintaining, and promoting diversity and inclusiveness at the Centre. The aim is to provide an atmosphere that is fair and inclusive, welcoming differences, and recognizing and appreciating the contribution and potential of all. Since 2021 the committee has organized a workshop on unconscious bias to all employees at BRIC and conducted a survey to identify the themes and topics relating to diversity and inclusivity that BRIC employees would like to prioritize.

Contact: diversity@bric.ku.dk.

International day of Women & Girls in Science

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past decades, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science.

In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in 2015.

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