I’m incredibly honoured to contribute to this podcast alongside many amazing women. Please check out the episode Convos with Women.
Women’s history is incredibly interesting and integral to the growth of countries and society as a whole. However, like many minorities, much of women’s history has been left out from general historical education. I-DEEL is committed to open and transparent science though transparency shouldn’t be limited to science. I wanted to use my audio recording to highlight some of these moments in history to bring them back into the narrative. Please check out a blog post on my website that goes into this history in more detail.
This Women’s History Month, please take a moment to think about the transparency of women’s influence on the development of the world. In particular, consider the records (or lack thereof) of women’s involvement in science both historically and currently. Many women were not recognized as they should have for their involvement in scientific developments. See this list of the untold stories of women in STEM and the Netflix documentary Picture a Scientist.
I-DEEL has recently updated our policies around Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives to better our support for each other within the lab, as it’s incredibly difficult to separate one’s identities from their work. We encourage others to do similarly. Acknowledging differences marks the first step to equality (such as Scripps Institute publishing an internal review on gender disparities in lab space).
Happy Women’s History Month, and thank you to all the women who’ve advanced science to what it is today.