International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021: Women's Achievements 2020

11. Feb. 2021

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The United Nations have proclaimed February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This Day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened.

Women worldwide tend to be at a greater disadvantage in crises compared to men. The pandemic has further worsened longstanding gender and other inequalities in science. Depending on various factors, such as family responsibilities, available support or career stage, women in science had to cope with additional issues complicating their career progress. Female scientists worldwide had to find ways how to make the best use of their time to minimize setbacks in their research careers.

We acknowledge that the last year has been extremely difficult for all women and girls in science. We would like to thank you for your flexibility, excellent time management and for your ability to prioritize! This year, you all grew stronger!

Read below about achievements of CEITEC´s women and girls in science in 2020.

How does Karel Kubicek, a scientist from the CEITEC Institute at Masaryk University, feel about the importance of supporting women in science? Watch the video below, where you will also find a summary of last year's achievements of women from CEITEC.

And what did our scientists learn during the pandemic? Take a look at their answers:



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