The United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 11 February as International Women's and Girls' Day in Science with the goal of achieving full and equal access to science for girls and women.
February 11, 2018 was a turning point to become aware of the existing situation of inequality and the lack of presence of women in scientific and technological careers in the Balearic Islands. Thus, a group of women linked to these sectors decided to organize themselves into a working group to elaborate a proposal document or roadmap to eliminate the gender gap in the STEM field. As a result of this initiative, the 11F Balearic Islands women's platform was born, in which IFISC (UIB-CSIC) participates again in the 2020 edition.
The objective of the Platform is to give a face and a voice to women who, from institutions, companies or individually, develop their professional and academic activity especially in the field of the STEM sectors, which include science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These women can be a role model for the new generations of girls, with the idea of motivating interest, promoting scientific and technical vocations among girls and thus contribute to breaking the gender gap that currently also exists in the field of science and technology.
The complete list of activities that will be organized in the framework of the 11F can be found in the web 11fbalears.org.
IFISC researchers will participate in the following activities: