Women have made significant contributions to science from the earliest times. Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactive decay, was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize in Physics and became the first person to receive a second Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Marie Curie was a source of inspiration for the next generations of women who followed her footsteps.
Yet there’s still more to be achieved as today, only 30% of scientists and 35 % of students in scientific studies worldwide are women. Moreover, women publish less scientific papers, are paid less for their research and make less progress in their careers.
As part of our mission statement, at ECETOC, we actively seek to ensure gender balance in our task forces and meetings and we also encourage our member companies to promote women in science.
In this section, we provide short interviews with women in science under the theme #ScienceChats.
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