London, 25th April 2023 – The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science programme has today announced the recipients of the 2023 Rising Talent Awards which recognise exceptional early careers women scientists in the UK and Ireland.
The programme offers flexible grants to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing research careers in the UK or Ireland. Grants are awarded to five women across Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Sustainable Development.
L’Oréal and UNESCO have worked together globally for 25 years to celebrate the scientific excellence of women scientists and empower more women to participate equally in solving the world’s challenges.
Thierry Cheval, L'Oréal UK and Ireland, Managing Director said: “Through our long-standing partnership with UNESCO, we seek to support more women to achieve scientific excellence and champion gender equality in STEM. Congratulations to the 2023 recipients who are at the forefront of scientific excellence, while inspiring future generations of women scientists.”
Anne Anderson, Chair of the Board of Directors of the UK National Commission for UNESCO, said: “Congratulations to the 2023 Rising Talents, it is a privilege to able to support these outstanding researchers on their journey. Women are vital to the future of science and whilst we still have progress to make to achieve true gender equality in STEM, these awards are just one way in which we can recognise and promote the achievement of women scientists and support them in pursuing long-term careers.”
The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Programme is a partnership between L'Oréal UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society.