Happy Women in Science Day!
It is officially called International Day of Women and Girls in Science and this year, the United Nation's theme for the holiday is "Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth"
Over the past 15 years, the UN has been a leader in the movement to encourage women to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Despite the initiative, less than 30% of today's researchers are female.
To share their pride and also act as inspiration to the next generation of female scientists, these women shared their experiences as women in STEM.
This woman works directly with the next generation as an educator.
#WomenInScience day. I'm a science educator and chemist. I make and break labs so that students can learn better. I… https://t.co/Y5Lxk0KOUE— Elizabeth Leong (@Elizabeth Leong)1549866957.0
@elileong79 An icon!! Super awesome educators like you are the reason I'm going into science, thank you for your dedication— empty_starships (@empty_starships)1549921715.0
This lady focuses her brain cells on other brain cells.
Today, I'm joining incredible women across the globe who are doing amazing things in science to make the world a be… https://t.co/iiFQDrc6HM— Elena Vicario Orri (@Elena Vicario Orri)1549881834.0
@evicarioorri @FrontiersIn Makes you a bad @$$— Angela Martin (@Angela Martin)1549924367.0
These women were sure to praise the female scientists that paved the way for them.
Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated." — Rosalind Franklin, chemist and X-ray crystallograp… https://t.co/A7VgxvW7ya— Mainini_Momo🎀 (@Mainini_Momo🎀)1549888357.0
@Momo_Kudzai Happy #WomenInScienceDay and long live the brilliance of Dr. Franklin!— TrixieBelden (@TrixieBelden)1549915901.0
3 generations of #WomenInSTEMM: My mum was a physio; I'm a science & enviro communicator; and my baby has just qual… https://t.co/quJYlWDq72— Tanya Ha (@Tanya Ha)1549845997.0
@Ha_Tanya @ScienceAU @WomenScienceDay That's quite the family tree, impressive role models all of you— Prof Rebecca Ritchie (@Prof Rebecca Ritchie)1549862483.0
Happy #WomenInScience day! I’m a psychologist and animal scientist that studies personality, cognition, and welfare… https://t.co/xFDVxdaOY0— Dr Lauren M Robinson (@Dr Lauren M Robinson)1549895242.0
@Laurenmrobin That sounds like an AWESOME, job!!! 👍😍— firstname.lastname@example.org (@email@example.com)1549911010.0
Be sure to congratulate the women in STEM around you!