11 February 2022

Tomorrow’s top scientists and innovators must include women

Recognising the role of women and girls in science, not only as beneficiaries, but also as agents of change, the 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly, took place on 11 February 2022.

Fusion for Energy (F4E) and the Big Science Business Forum hosted a webinar on Women in Big Science.


To promote full and equal access to and participation in science, and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, in 2015 the UN General Assembly declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Read more

UN Women

Now is the time to recognise women’s contributions in research and innovation, smash stereotypes, and defeat discrimination against women and girls in science. Read more


Female ambassadors were invited from local scientific institutions to visit schools and talk to the children about their work. CERN also hosted a public screening of the documentary 'Picture a Scientist', which follows the careers of researchers who are blazing the trail for women in science.  Read more


The ITER community participated in last year's International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June. You can find out more about ITER's women engineers in the Twitter feed of the ITER Women's Network. 

Big Science Sweden

Big Science Sweden works actively to encourage women to play bigger roles in science in academia, research and industry.

"We implement strategies in our everyday work aimed at improving gender equality in the scientific community," says Director Anna Hall. "We wholeheartedly support all initiatives that encourage women and girls to forge careers in science."