At a conference held in Mexico, three brilliant scientists encouraged the defeat of the belief that some races and careers are not meant for women. The conference, titled “Women who inspire, achievements and challenges,” took place at the Cultural Center of Spain and coincided with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated annually on February 11th.
The panelists included Isabel Gómez, a biologist, Érika Bustos, a Mexican scientist working in environmental electrochemistry, and Citlali Trueba. They shared their experiences and encouraged gender equality in the technological field through education.
Isabel Gómez spoke about her love for laboratory work and encouraged others to follow their passion for knowledge. She shared her personal challenges and how she overcame the beliefs of others to pursue her ambitions for the benefit of society. Meanwhile, Isabel Trueba revealed her love for biology and her interest in understanding the inner workings of living beings, particularly neurons.
Érika Bustos spoke about her work in environmental electrochemistry and how it can be used to recognize contaminants in the environment with the goal of preventing pollution of aquifers. The panelists emphasized the importance of promoting gender equality in the technological field and eradicating false beliefs about women in science and technology.
The moderator, engineer Claudette Romero, emphasized that gender equality is essential for progress in science and technology. She highlighted how each panelist overcame challenges to pursue their passions while inspiring others to do the same.
Overall, this conference was an inspiration to girls of all ages who attended, showing them that they can achieve anything they set their minds to regardless of their race or gender.