11. Feb, 2021

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Picture taken from United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February page

"On December 22, 2015, the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution marking February 11 as the annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This proclamation was clear evidence signaling, “the global community’s interest in transforming our world through achieving gender parity in educational opportunity and scientific participation and preparation” (Women in Science, 2021, para. 8).", see more details.

We are celebrating the 6th anniversary today and as you can see on the picture, there is still a long way to go. Let's get started.

As women developers and women in leadership were two of the proposed topics from my BLOG survey, this is a good start today 🤔:

  • 5 Ways to Bring Women Back into the Post-Pandemic Workforce
  • TED Playlist: TED deep cuts vol. 2
  • CEO Secrets: 'Mums at work don't take any nonsense, there's no time'

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” ― Mark Twain

During my career I had the opportunity and pleasure to work with many women in CMO, CIO and CEO roles. In my current company I only had women supervisors so far, the first one even gave me a chance to start a new position with age 55. And in the senior management team I am working with a diverse group of remarkable women in department lead roles. A lot of fun and great opportunities to learn for all involved parties 👍😉.

“One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.” -- Jacinda Ardern (Prime Minister of New Zealand), more Inspirational Leadership Quotes From Women