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February 11: International Day of Women and Girls In Science


International Day of Women and Girls In Science - Celebrating Progress and Empowerment


February 11th is marked as the International Day of Women and Girls In Science, a day set aside by the United Nations to celebrate the achievements of women and girls in the field of science and to address the gender inequalities that still persist in this sector. The day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on the progress made towards empowering women and girls in science, as well as to recognize the challenges that remain.


The history of the International Day of Women and Girls In Science can be traced back to the year 2015, when the United Nations declared February 11th as the International Day of Women and Girls In Science. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about the underrepresentation of women and girls in science-related fields, and to encourage more girls to pursue careers in science.



Statistics indicate that despite progress in recent years, gender inequalities in science persist. According to the United Nations, only 28% of the world’s researchers are women, and just 5% of female scientists are in leadership positions. Additionally, only 35% of female students choose science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields, compared to 66% of male students.


At Global Learning, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging consultancy firm with over 25 years of experience, we believe that gender equality is critical to achieving a more just and equitable world. Our work is centered on creating inclusive and diverse work environments, and we understand the importance of promoting women and girls in science. We work with organizations to help them understand the importance of promoting women and girls in science and to develop strategies to attract, retain and support women and girls in the field.


The International Day of Women and Girls In Science provides an important opportunity for us to reflect on the progress we have made in empowering women and girls in science, and to recognize the challenges that still remain. At Global Learning, we are committed to promoting gender equality and supporting women and girls in the field of science. Join us in celebrating the achievements of women and girls in science and in working towards a more inclusive and equitable future.



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