International day of women and girls in science is observed annually on February 11. This day was designated by the United Nations as a reminder that women and girls play a pivotal role in science and technology and that their participation should be strengthened. Aside from that International Day of Women and Girls in Science raises awareness about the significant barriers most women and girls face within the science fields—as well as the countless ways they continue to rise above challenges and excel in their disciplines.

This year’s theme being ‘Women in Science Leadership: A New Era for Sustainability.’ brings together women in science leaders and experts from around the world, high-level government officials, representatives of international organizations and the private sector to discuss women leadership in achieving the three pillars of Sustainable Development; economic prosperity, social justice, and environmental integrity.

With this theme it ensures that women and girls are inspired and not held back by negative stereotypes and discrimination. Crucial contribution across all the goals and targets of the SDGs will be attained by empowering women and girls. Inequality is the greatest challenge that needs to be addressed to ensure women and girls are well represented in the STEM fields. Additionally, closing the gender gap will ensure that current and future workplaces are environments that attract, retain, and advance women scientists

Empower the World Foundation (EWF) is dedicated to providing girls with opportunities to engage in STEM programs. Last year, one of our sponsored students, Marion, participated in the Africa Youth Climate Assembly (AYCA), the official youth engagement platform for contributing to global climate change effort. This event provided Marion with valuable networking opportunities and inspiration to drive meaningful change. Moreover, EWF has sponsored girls to pursue education in technical colleges and universities, empowering them to build successful careers and thrive in the competitive job market.
Marion at the Africa Youth Climate Assembly (AYCA)

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