At the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico, a conference was held titled “Women who inspire, achievements and challenges” on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, promoted by UNESCO and UN-Women. The conference featured three brilliant scientists who encouraged the defeat of the belief that some races and careers are not meant for women.
Isabel Gómez, a biologist, shared her love for laboratory work and encouraged others to follow their passion for knowledge. She spoke about her personal challenges and how she overcame the beliefs of others to pursue her ambitions for the benefit of society. Her message resonated with girls of all ages who attended the conference.
During the talk, Érika Bustos revealed her work in environmental electrochemistry and how it can be used to recognize contaminants in the environment, with the goal of preventing pollution of aquifers. Citlali Trueba described her love for biology and her interest in understanding the inner workings of living beings, particularly neurons. These accomplished Mexican scientists shared their experiences and encouraged gender equality in the technological field through education.
The panelists emphasized the importance of promoting gender equality in science and technology fields, while Claudette Romero, an engineer serving as moderator, underscored this message by describing how they overcame challenges to pursue their passions. Their inspiring stories served as motivation to those present at the conference who hope to follow in their footsteps.
In conclusion, this conference celebrated women’s achievements in science and technology while challenging harmful stereotypes that hold back future generations from pursuing their passions. The panelists’ messages reminded us that perseverance is key to success and that we should always strive towards creating a more inclusive environment where everyone has equal opportunities to succeed.