PROMOTE THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE
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For the 18th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards, five leading women scientists and 15 promising young researchers were honoured. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO and Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal and Chairman of the L’Oréal Foundation took the opportunity to launch the For Women in Science Manifesto. Already signed by numerous guests of the ceremony, this Manifesto aims to take a stand against the under-representation of women in the sciences.

PROMOTE THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE

The 6 commitments of the #FORWOMENINSCIENCE MANIFESTO:

1/ Encourage girls to explore scientific career paths

2/ Break down the barriers that prevent women scientists from pursuing long term careers in research

3/ Prioritise women’s access to senior positions and leadership positions in the sciences

4/ Celebrate with the general public the contribution that women scientists make to scientific progress and to society

5/ Ensure gender equality through participation and leadership in symposiums and scientific commissions, such as conferences, committees and board meetings

6/ Promote mentoring and networking for young scientists to enable them to plan and develop careers that meet their expectations

Read the press release on the L’Oréal Foundation’s website

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