At a conference held at the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico, three brilliant scientists encouraged the defeat of the belief that some races and careers are not meant for women. The talk, titled “Women who inspire, achievements and challenges,” coincided with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated on February 11th.
The panelists included Érika Bustos, Isabel Gómez, and Citlali Trueba, all accomplished Mexican scientists who shared their experiences and encouraged gender equality in the technological field through education.
During the conference, girls of all ages attended, showing interest in what the panelists had to share. Each scientist spoke about their personal challenges and how they overcame false beliefs about women in science and technology to pursue their passions for the benefit of society.
Isabel Trueba revealed her love for biology and her interest in understanding the inner workings of living beings, particularly neurons. Érika Bustos spoke about 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.
The panelists emphasized the importance of promoting gender equality in the technological field and eradicating false beliefs about women in science and technology. They each described how they overcame challenges and pursued their passions, hoping to inspire others to do the same.