The contributions of women in science have been essential to the development of human knowledge, yet their achievements have often gone unrecognized throughout history. To recognize and promote the importance of women in STEM fields, the United Nations designated February 11 as International Women’s and Human Rights Day. During the ninth assembly at UN headquarters in New York, women leaders and science experts from around the world gathered to discuss their critical role in achieving sustainable development.
In celebration of this event, The Conference published a series of interviews with women scientists from various generations, sharing their experiences and challenges they faced in their respective fields. From mathematicians to physicists to biologists, these women have made significant contributions to the world of science.
The Conference also spoke with young girls interested in pursuing careers in science, highlighting the importance of encouraging and supporting girls in STEM 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. Through 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.