Although there are encouraging signs of progress today, women are still under-represented at all levels in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sectors worldwide, even though these subjects are considered essential to the world's economies.
According to UNESCO, only 33.3% of researchers worldwide are women, and only 35% of all students in STEM-related fields of study are women. Proof that efforts still need to be encouraged.
Women and Girls in Science Day is therefore a way of helping to combat the prejudices that can still plague the scientific professions, and showing girls and women that all paths are possible.
To make our contribution, three Silabiennes with scientific backgrounds were interviewed, to raise the profile of our women in science and their experiences. Discover Edwige, quality control project manager – chromatography, Laurène, area sales manager and Fanny, clinical studies laboratory technician!