Women are under-represented at all levels of scientific research. Despite excellent university results, relatively few women make it to strategic positions. As the 21st century must tackle major challenges such as an aging population, threats to biodiversity or the acceleration of new technologies, women as well as men must be able to make their contribution to major discoveries and to the development of knowledge.
In 1998, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO joined forces to create the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Program, a partnership supporting women researchers all over the world. Committed, courageous and unified by a common passion, these women contribute to the advancement of science.