#11February, International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrates achievements and encourages women and girls to pursue a career in science

Each February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is a great opportunity to recognize women’s contributions in science around the world, but also to inspire other women and girls to think about how they could contribute to society through science.

Some of our Women in Science in our labs in Mechelen, Belgium

According to the UNESCO (1), the worldwide share of women in research and development is less than 30 percent. In our educational system, there is still a long way to go when looking at gender balance in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

At Galapagos, we strive for a purposeful, inclusive workplace for all employees, regardless of gender, beliefs or background. We wish to encourage young bright minds to pursue scientific careers. Together, we hold the key to unlock the power of science for a better society.

Women in R&D share their stories

We reached out to some of the women working in a scientific role, or with a scientific background at Galapagos and asked them to share what attracted them in ascientific career and what would they tell youngsters, and more specifically girls, about it. Here’s what they told us:

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(1) fs55-women-in-science-2019-en.pdf (unesco.org)