Women [& Girls] in Science 2023

11 February 2023

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Research Luxembourg team players return with second season of “Women [& Girls] in Sciencevideo series in collaboration with the Ministry for Equality (MEGA) in Luxembourg.

To showcase the many paths of women in science in Luxembourg, and to inspire young girls to pursue their passion for science, the institutions that form Research Luxembourg have joined forces again for the second season of the video series “Women & Girls in Science”, in collaboration with MEGA, the Ministry for Equality in Luxembourg.

Be brave – Women & Girls in Science 2023

Choosing the path of science and research can have many trajectories. To show a glimpse of what different science journeys can look like, the 6 women featured in this series represent different institutions, scientific focus, backgrounds, and functions. From a PhD candidate, a research facilitator, to research scientists and professors, the stories told in this second season reflect the many options for a career in science and research in Luxembourg.

Each video tells a story about a woman in science in Luxembourg, the path they have chosen and why, as well as their message for young girls interested in science.

A successful first season

With more than 215,000 views on Youtube alone and many positive interactions and comments on social media, the success of the first edition of the Women [& Girls] in Science held in 2022 made the shooting of a season 2 bound to happen. 

I am delighted that we can again collaborate with Research Luxembourg and once again promote the importance of gender in science!

This new collaboration is to be welcomed not only in the sense of the sustainability of the partnership, but also to give a clear signal that science is not an exclusively male domain. I am convinced, especially in the context of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, that such female role models will play an important role in the future gender mix in all areas of science. Science can only be modern if it is egalitarian!

Taina Bofferding, Minister of Equality between Women and Men
Taina Bofferding, Minister of Equality between Women and Men

From February 11 to March 8

The campaign is launched on the 11th of February to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

On this occasion, an episode of Lisa Burke’s podcast “In Conversation with Lisa Burke”- broadcast every Saturday on RTL Today – is being dedicated to the subject. The programme features participants in the campaign as well as members of the Luxembourg research community involved in gender and equality issues, for an exchange of views on various topics related to the position of women in science.

From February 11 with a teaser video presenting the 6 women portrayed in this campaign, to March 8 – International Women’s Day – two videos are being published per week.

A look back at the first edition of the campaign

The first season of the Women [& Girls] in Science campaign held in 2022 also featured 6 women. [Re]Discover here their stories.

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