International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment through and for Science
09 February 2018, from 09:30 to 12:30
Room IV, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
This event, organized in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, will bring together representatives of scientific institutions, international organisations, NGOs and tech businesses to analyse the current situation and identify effective ways to empower women through and for science. The discussions will focus on the gender gap in computer science, and on promoting women in science in the context of the revised Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers. The video of the roundtable is available online in English and French.
09:30 - Welcome coffee
10:00- Welcome Remarks
- Flavia Schlegel
Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO
- Alexandra Palt
Executive Vice President, L’Oréal Corporate Foundation
Master of ceremony: Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division, UNESCO
Round table: “Closing the gender gap in computer sciences”
Moderator: Ulrika Ferenius, Deputy Permanent Delegate, Permanent Delegation of Sweden to the OECD and UNESCO
Video: Cracking the Code: Quality education, equally for all
- Regina Agyare
founder, Soronko Solutions, Ghana
- Kathleen Noonan
Director of Philanthropies & Education Communications Europe, Microsoft
- Reine Essobmadje
Co-founder, Coalition digitale
- Clarisse Angelier
Déléguée générale, Association nationale de la recherche et de la technologie (ANRT)
- Pascal Griset
Director, Institute for Communication Sciences, CNRS/ University of Paris Sorbonne
- Hana Y. AlSyead
Vice-President, Diversity and Chairwoman Steering Committee Olayan Women
Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers
Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
President, World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW)
- Saniye Gülser Corat
Director, Gender Equality Division, UNESCO
Concept note (pdf)
UNESCO's celebrations around the world
05 February 2018
Serasa Experian Headquarters, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Organized by UN Women, UNESCO and Serasa Experian.
15 February 2018
The celebration will begin with an inaugural event that will take place on February 15, 2018 at 9 am in the auditorium Danilo Jiménez of the INA. There will be two lectures from Dra. Sindy Chaves and Sandra Cauffman.
Activities will be carried out in schools to allow students learn about the work of successful scientists.
Friday, 9 February, 10:00 to 14:00, Trieste, Italy
ICTP Reading Room, Leonardo Building
Visit an exhibit of statistics, success stories, and strategies regarding women in science. Cookies, stickers, and a mad scientist-themed carnevale photo booth also await!
Friday, 9 February, 10:00 to 11:00, Trieste, Italy
ICTP Luigi Stasi Seminar Room
Secondary-school students will meet with ICTP and SISSA post-docs, who will describe why they are scientists and what they do day to day, in addition to answering students’ questions about challenges and opportunities in science careers.
12 February 2018
UN Complex in Gigiri
Organised by the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, in partnership with the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE- Africa), Microsoft Kenya, African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE), the Ministry of Education together with other key stakeholders and partners in gender equality and women’s empowerment in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The event is all about inspiring women and girls to see the tremendous opportunities that exist in all the STEM fields. This year’s commemoration will also examine the need for policy changes at all levels to address the gender imbalance that exists in scientific fields, as well as in other key areas including engineering, mathematics and cutting-edge innovative technology.
Equality and Parity in Science for Peace and Development
08 - 09 February 2018
UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
Science Centres and Science Museums celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
11 February 2018, 15:00 (UTC/GMT)
Science centres and science museums from around the world will webcast live shows highlighting women's achievements in science, including the "Girls of Tomorrow" programme from South Africa, Mary Walton's science race with Thomas Edison (New York Transit Museum) and the science behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (The Bakken, Miineapolis).