On June 28, 2019 at our General Assembly we decided to join forces with Solvay and other partners to host an ambitious project targeting secondary school pupils. Girls Leading in Science should to increase our impact to achieve gender balance in scientific careers by addressing the issue at a young age. This project complements our movie and interactive tool – as well as the mentoring programme for early career adult scientists.

“Girls Leading in Science (GirLS)” contest encourages young people to undertake higher education in a scientific or technological field. Science and technology is everyone’s business, boys and girls alike… but this time, it’s the girls who lead the way!

Flemish and French-speaking high school students deal with a scientific or technical subject of their choice, get a video of their team, visit laboratories, take part in discussions on women’s scientific careers in R&D. The winner is offered the fee of her first year at university !

The project was started in 2018 by Solvay company. Belgian Women in Science asbl-vzw will host it from now on. Pupils and teachers stay tuned ! Pre-selection of the new edition is open until Nov. 6, 2019 !

Thanks to all members, supporters and volunteers for your contributions and continuous support.

Tania, for the Board