In recognition of the crucial role that women play in the advancement of human knowledge, the United Nations designated February 11 as International Women’s and Human Rights Day. The ninth assembly of this commemoration took place at the UN headquarters in New York, where leaders and science experts from around the world gathered to emphasize the importance of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The Conference published a series of interviews with women scientists from various generations as a form of recognition. These women shared their experiences and the challenges they faced in their respective fields. From mathematicians to physicists to biologists, these women have made significant contributions to the world of science.
One such woman is Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a Mexican pioneer in the history of science who has become an emblematic figure for young girls interested in pursuing careers in STEM. Her achievements serve as a reminder that women have played exceptional roles in various areas of science throughout history. It is essential to continue supporting and encouraging girls who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM so that they can make their own unique contributions to our country and the world of science across various disciplines.