The scientific contributions of women have been integral to the development of human knowledge, yet their achievements have often gone unrecognized throughout history. To promote the importance of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the United Nations designated February 11 as International Women’s and Human Rights Day. This year’s ninth assembly took place at the UN headquarters in New York, where women leaders and science experts from around the world gathered to highlight their key role in achieving sustainable development.
As part of this event, 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, who was a pioneer in the history of science in Mexico. Her exceptional role in various areas of science is an emblematic example of how women have played an important part throughout history. It is crucial that we continue to support and encourage girls who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM so that they can make their own significant contributions to our country and the world of science across various disciplines.