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Celebrating Women & Girls in Science

February 11 @ 12:00 pm

Ahead of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Yara is launching a campaign and we need your support!

Despite significant improvements made in the last decade, female youth are either not choosing the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or leaving it after graduation. Many factors contribute to this. What seems to be missing are good role models who can inspire and guide and offer a glimpse into the reality of being a female employed in the fields of science and/or technology.

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.


We want to celebrate women and girls in science and help amplify the collective voices calling for full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.

💫 Nominate – do you know an Iranian-Canadian girl or woman who is in science? Tell us what they are doing that is remarkable, inspiring and how they are agents of change.
💫 Help us get the word out – encourage others in your network to also submit nominations.
💫 Submit nomination – please email us at info@yarasociety.com and provide a brief description of your proposed nominee, her profile photo as well as their contact information. Nominations will open January 16, 2024 and close January 31, 2024.
💫 Feature – we will select two candidates from the nominations we receive and will feature their stories the week of February 12.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated annually on February 11th, was established by the United Nations to promote gender equality in STEM, highlight the achievements of women and girls, inspire future scientists and advocate for inclusion. This date was chosen to honour Marie Curie’s birthday.

Yara Leadership Society


February 11
12:00 pm EST
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Yara Leadership Society

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