February 11, 2021

Day of Women and Girls in Science, Thursday, February 11, 2021

CDB celebrates the sixth International Day of Women and Girls in Science and joins U-M initiatives to attract and retain more women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

“We must continue to invest in women scholars as only by embracing diverse perspectives will we be able to achieve excellence, make scientific discoveries, and build a better world.” Pierre Coulombe

The idea for an International Day of Women and Girls in Science was generated during the inaugural High-Level World Women’s Health and Development Forum.  Most of the distinguished guests and speakers at the inaugural Forum were women in science. On 22 December 2015, the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 70/212 proclaiming February 11th annually the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This resolution signals the global community’s interest in transforming our world through achieving gender parity in educational opportunity and scientific participation and preparation. Read more

CDB places a high emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in order to remove barriers, provide equitable opportunities, and offer the tools needed to help embrace and advance a diverse culture necessary to foster innovation and exceptional research.