“We can all do our part to unleash our world’s enormous untapped talent – starting with filling classrooms, laboratories, and boardrooms with women scientists.”, mentions UN Secretary-General António Guterres and we couldn’t agree more!
4 Facts that led to the establishment of this special day:
● Women are typically given smaller research grants than their male colleagues
● In cutting edge fields such as artificial intelligence, only one in five professionals (22%) is a woman.
● Women still account for only 28% of engineering graduates and 40% of graduates in computer science and informatics.
● Female researchers tend to have shorter, less well-paid careers.
We at QuantiFarm support gender equality and hereby we present some of the great female scientists of our consortium:
Caroline van der Weerdt, Senior Consultant at TNO , firmly believes that if all women could get the chance to develop themselves and thrive, the world would be a better place!
“Just imagine what the world would look like if all women would get the chance to develop themselves and thrive. I feel we are all obliged to harness our voice and skills to turn this image into reality”, she mentions.
Dolores Ordoñez, Director of AnySolution , believes that contributing to promote a sustainable and competitive agrifood sector, is the way to contribute to a more sustainable and better world to live in! As she points out:
“Agriculture is not only linked with what we eat, but also it is the environment gatekeeper. Contributing to promote a sustainable and competitive agrifood sector, is the way to contribute to a more sustainable and better world to live.
It is very satisfactory to implement digital projects in the agrifood sector and help farmers to understand the technological developments and specially to see how, step by step, digital solutions we’re developing are contributing to improve the agricultural sector.”
Carolina Ramos, Senior Consultant and Project Manager at CONSULAI believes that women contribute strongly to the development of science and digitalisation of the agricultural and agrifood sectors.
In her own words: “Women contribute strongly to the development of science and digitalisation of the agricultural and agri-food sectors. They thus become crucial for the progress of innovation, contributing to a more competitive and efficient sector, responding to the demands of new challenges and the requirements of an increasingly informed consumer.”
Vanessa Paredes Gómez, Remote Sensing & GIS technician at ITACyL, uses a quote by the great female scientist Marie Curie:
“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals”.
She believes that her contribution to improve the world is to disseminate her knowledge.
The women scientists of Politecnico di Milano Raffaella Cagliano, Angela Tumino, Chiara Corbo, Verónica León Bravo, Sandra Cesari de Maria, and Maria Pavesi bring their expertise in the field of science and innovation!
“As women scientists, our motivation is to empower other women and girls to pursue careers in science and technology, to inspire them to strive for innovation and achieve their full potential, to demonstrate that women can make significant contributions to the field and to break down gender barriers and stereotypes in STEM disciplines.”
This is what they highlight and we totally agree with them!