Science and innovation reflect the people who do it. The world needs science and innovation, and science and innovation needs women and girls. Today, only 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women.
Recent studies have shown that women working in science and innovation are underrepresented, receive less pay for research and are not promoted to leadership positions. It is believed that girls are less intelligent in science and innovation, but despite these negative factors, women and girls continue to engage in technological and innovative research. They create life-saving drugs and break the sound barrier, explore the universe and lay the groundwork for understanding the structure of DNA. They are an inspiring role model for our future generations.
Our future will be marked by scientific and technological progress, which can only be achieved when women and girls are the creators, owners and leaders of science, technology and innovation.
The Kyrgyz Branch of the Internet Society held an inspiring online webinar for women in our country, noting the relevance of this topic. Asel Sartbayeva, a well-known British scientist, professor of chemistry at the University of Bath and a member of the Royal Society of Great Britain, leading innovative research into the safety of children’s vaccines at any temperature, and Eliza Amanbayeva, a Microsoft programmer, spoke about their path to science, successes, and also shared their thoughts on the difficulties and answered the questions of ordinary citizens and girls.
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