L'OREAL UNESCO Awards For Women in Science
Five exceptional women scientists from around the world will receive the 2014 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards in Life Sciences. The Awards Ceremony that will also distinguish 15 young scientists who will receive the UNESCO-L'OREAL International Fellowships, will take place on 19 March 2014 at the Great Amphitheater of the Sorbonne University (Paris).
Each year, five outstanding women scientists – one per continent – are honoured for the contributions of their research, the strength of their commitments and their impact on society. By giving these researchers increased visibility, the awards show the way for new generations, encouraging young women to follow their example. Since the launch of the program, 77 women have been distinguished by the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards, two of whom subsequently received the Nobel Prize.