Celebrating women and girls in science, helping them advance in their fields globally, and recruiting and retaining them in their fields falls under Goal 9, to “build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.” Plus, with the global COVID-19 pandemic, with women making up 70% of the health and social workforce and working on the front lines, it is critical we recognize the work of women in STEM.
This February 11, make sure to check out the resources below for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and join the conversation on our Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #WomenInScience!
- United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science main website
- The UN's Page on Gender Equality
- Follow the UN on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and see their updates on February 11
- Check out WWEST's many resources for girls and women from kindergarten through adulthood