11 FEBRUARY UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE
Science, technology and education provide unprecedented opportunities, yet trends indicate a growing gender divide and women are under-represented in these areas, as in many other fields and sectors around the world.
On 11 February, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) will celebrate the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science by announcing a first for women in pharmaceutical science and education: the FIP Women in Science and Education ― FIP-WiSE ― initiative to:
Help achieve equity by building a solidarity network;
Empower women in these fields to achieve their full potential;
Attract students and young women into these fields.
To make gender equity a reality for women in pharmaceutical sciences and education we need to draw more people into the conversation.
On 11 February, you can join and support the FIP-WiSE movement by:
Visiting our website to download the #FIPWiSE social media package
Using the #FIPWiSE Twibbon on your social media profile to unite and show support
Sharing #FIPWiSE messages on social media and translate into other languages
Organising a debate, panel and/or Q&A about gender equity in your community
For now, please save 11 February in your calendar to join the #FIPWiSE movement! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you in advance for your support of this important initiative.
Mr Dominique Jordan
Dr Catherine Duggan, PhD, FRPharmS
Chief Executive Officer, FIP