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International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022 

11/02/2022

Eadon is pleased to be celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022 today (11th February.)

Did you know?

  • “Women are typically given smaller research grants than their male colleagues and, while they represent 33.3% of all researchers, only 12% of members of national science academies are women.
  • In cutting edge fields such as artificial intelligence, only one in five professionals (22%) is a woman.
  • Despite a shortage of skills in most of the technological fields driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 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. Their work is underrepresented in high-profile journals and they are often passed over for promotion.”1

Back in 2015 the United Nations General Assembly declared 11th February ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’ in order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. It’s a global celebration of the women who work and contribute to the major scientific findings that we see every day and recognises the critical role women and girls play in science and technology.

This year’s theme, ‘Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us, explores the progress women have made in accelerating the achievement of SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation.) Women and girls in science will be recognised, not only as beneficiaries, but also as agents of change.

Eadon understands the importance of a diverse workplace and encourages applications from everyone. We also realise the benefit of enabling people to return to work and offer flexible working to help our employees manage work around family life.

To find out more about International Day of Women and Girls in Science click here. 

  1. https://www.un.org/en/observances/women-and-girls-in-science-day
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