At a conference held at the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico, three brilliant scientists encouraged the defeat of the belief that some races and careers are not meant for women. The talk coincided with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is commemorated on February 11th, promoted by UNESCO and UN-Women.
The panelists included Érika Bustos, a Mexican scientist who spoke about her work in environmental electrochemistry and how it can be used to recognize contaminants in the environment, with the goal of preventing pollution of aquifers. Isabel Gómez, a biologist, shared her love for laboratory work and encouraged others to follow their passion for knowledge. She spoke about her personal challenges and how she overcame the beliefs of others to pursue her ambitions for the benefit of society. Citlali Trueba revealed her love for biology and her interest in understanding the inner workings of living beings, particularly neurons.
The panelists emphasized the importance of promoting gender equality in the technological field and eradicating false beliefs about women in science and technology. They each described how they overcame challenges and pursued their passions, hoping to inspire others to do the same. The audience was made up of girls of all ages who showed interest in what the panelists had to share.