11th February is the United Nations International Day for Women and Girls in Science. From the UN website:
“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 15 years, 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 adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.”
On this day, Prof. Claudine Hermann, President of the European Platform of Women Scientists, will be the keynote speaker in a colloquium organised by French women graduate students and postdocs and an interview on her education and career path will appear on the French embassies network (in French). More info here.
Regarding this events, Commisionner Moedas shared the following message on his Twitter page:
11 Feb. is the Int’l Day of Women and Girls in Science. To mark the occasion I’ll have the pleasure to chat with three brilliant #WomeninScience supported by the EU. Europe needs more women in science and more gender equality in research and innovation. #EU4Women#WomenInSTEM