Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly.
According to the UN, over the past decades the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science, yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully.
The day was created to achieve full and equal access to, and participation in, science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
In the Department of Computer Science at UBC, currently about 30 percent of its members are women, one of whom is Assistant Professor of Teaching Dr. Oluwakemi Ola. In support of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Faculty of Science recently chatted with Dr. Ola and other women in STEM at UBC about their journeys, and how they mentor each other toward success.
Read the article: How UBC women in STEM are supporting each other to succeed