Every 11th of February we celebrate the International Day of women and Girls in Science. This milestone is a celebration but, moreover, it is a reminder of the need to achieve equality in STEM in order to not miss any possible talent. “A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields”, states the UN.

The DATAMITE consortium is acutely aware of the reality of inequality in the STEM sector and fully supports measures to promote and establish real equality, both within the project consortium and across the scientific community. At DATAMITE we are aware that we are a rare bird, as we have a large number of women in our ranks. And yet, we are far from the desired equality.

Naturally, the focus today is on the women who are part of the project and who have joined forces to shout out loud “we are proud to be women scientists”

Watch their video here.