At a conference titled “Women who inspire, achievements and challenges” 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 coincided with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated on February 11th, promoted by UNESCO and UN-Women.
During the conference, girls of all ages attended, showing interest in what the panelists had to share. Three accomplished Mexican scientists, including Érika Bustos, Isabel Gómez, and Citlali Trueba, shared their experiences and encouraged gender equality in the technological field through education.
Isabel Gómez spoke about her love for laboratory work and encouraged others to follow their passion for knowledge. She shared her personal challenges and how she overcame them to pursue her ambitions for the benefit of society. Meanwhile, 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.