“The L'Oreal-UNESCO For women in Science application was centered with the mission to make sure that imperative research across more than a few fields in science takes full advantage of the intelligence and armour of women. The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program was founded with the mission to ensure that critical research across various fields in science takes full advantage of the intelligence and passion of women. We have been immensely proud of the work of our Laureates, Fellows and all the awardees across various fields, each proving to be vital in contributing towards sustainable economic growth, social development, and environmental sustainability. They all serve as testament to our belief that women in science truly have the power to change the world." ~Ms. Carmel Valencia, Corporate Communications Manager of L'Oréal Philippines
Tackling the greatest challenges of the Agenda for Sustainable progress is determined by harnessing all ability, and today, greater than ever, science and gender equality are equally relevant to pressure sustainable development. Despite this reality, ladies account for simplest 30% of the world's researchers, and with even cut down percentages at bigger determination-making levels. In response, L'Oreal and UNESCO centered the For women in Science (FWIS) software in 1998 with the mission to empower more ladies within the subject of sciences through increasing the number of ladies in scientific research, selling extra young females to enter the profession, and to assist them as soon as their careers are in development.
Seeing that the launch of FWIS, the software has supported more than 3,000 ladies scientists from 117 countries, and celebrated 102 famed scientists on the peak of their careers including three who went on to win a Nobel Prize. The software has increased the visibility, profession possibilities, and self-confidence of women scientists across the world. The Philippines has had the privilege of seeing Dr. Lourdes Cruz win as a worldwide Laureate (2010) for her work with snail toxins and has had 4 Filipina scientists awarded as national Fellows (2011 and 2012).
June 5, 2018, marks a milestone for the Philippines as FWIS celebrates the return of the software in the nation via the awarding of the most recent FWIS national Fellow. The program's return to the Philippines cements L'Oreal's robust commitment to pushing females empowerment and management in science in the Philippines.
More than just an awarding ceremony, the discussion board tackled the multifaceted challenges of gender inequality in the area of science, famous women's contributions throughout various fields, and underscored the important need for his or her full participation in using the sustainable progress agenda.
To solidify their dedication to pressure increased females participation and success in the area of science, a six-point manifesto was signed by using representatives from L'Oreal, UNESCO, National Academy of Science and science (NAST), Department of Science and technological know-how (DOST), and the scientific community.
The forum additionally featured uncommon panel speakers and ladies leaders from the scientific moderated by way of Ms. Rina Jimenez-David together with Dr. Didith Rodrigo, Scientist, and creator of "Women in Sciences" Children's Books; Dr. Marieta Sumagaysay, govt Director, countrywide study Council of the Philippines; and Dr. Laura David, FWlS Philippines national Fellow 2011; and Dr. Aletta Yniguez, FWlS Philippines countrywide Fellow 2012, to call a number of. Every shared on their experiences as Filipina scientists and the opportunities that they see for extra proposal-leaders in the community. Through the discussion, it's L'Oreal's and UNESCO's hope to motivate visibility on the challenges and breakthroughs of Filipina scientists and push more sectors to provide support.
In its first 12 months again, FWlS awarded one splendid woman scientist who is main with her be trained in chemical oceanography. Dr. Charissa Ferrera is well-known as the FWlS 2018 Philippine country wide Fellow. With a relevant and timely study on the effects of various stipulations of chosen coral reef areas within the Philippines in particular, countrywide built-in covered Areas process (NIPAS) websites, Ferrera pushes for marine and in effect, environmental sustainability.
As a lady who dared to ask, she hopes to encourage women who need to emerge as researchers to remain motivated.