🔬👩‍🔬 On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, i+Med, as a cooperative of scientists committed to equity and diversity in research, reflects on the essential role that women have played in our cooperative and in the advancement of scientific knowledge overall.

Since our inception, we have valued diversity and inclusion as fundamental pillars of our scientific work. We recognize and celebrate the unique contributions that each individual, regardless of gender, brings to our team and to science as a whole.
Women scientists have been and continue to be agents of change and innovation in our team. From leading research projects to inspiring and mentoring future generations, their impact is undeniable. However, we also acknowledge the challenges that women and girls face in STEM, and reaffirm our commitment to creating an inclusive environment where all voices are heard and valued.
On this special day, we come together to celebrate the talent, determination, and courage of our female scientists, as well as all women and girls who challenge boundaries and pursue their dreams in science. Their passion and dedication inspire not only our cooperative but also future generations of scientists.
Today, we share the inspiring stories of eleven of our female scientists, along with their reflections on why they chose to dedicate themselves to science. 💡🔬
May this International Day of Women and Girls in Science serve as a reminder of our shared commitment to promoting gender equality and scientific advancement for the well-being of all. Happy day! 💪🔬