At the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico, a conference titled “Women who inspire, achievements and challenges” was held to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th. The conference featured three accomplished Mexican scientists: Érika Bustos, Isabel Gómez, and Citlali Trueba.
During the talk, the panelists shared their experiences and encouraged gender equality in the technological field through education. They emphasized that women should not be held back by false beliefs about their abilities or career choices.
Isabel Gómez spoke about her love for laboratory work and how she overcame the beliefs of others to pursue her ambitions for the benefit of society. She encouraged others to follow their passion for knowledge and not let anyone hold them back.
Érika Bustos revealed her work in environmental electrochemistry and how it can be used to recognize contaminants in the environment, with the goal of preventing pollution of aquifers. She spoke about her personal struggles and how she overcame them to become a successful scientist.
Citlali Trueba shared her love for biology and her interest in understanding the inner workings of living beings, particularly neurons. She encouraged young girls to pursue careers in science and technology, challenging any false beliefs they may have been told about their abilities or limitations.
The panelists were joined by engineer Claudette Romero as moderator. Together they emphasized the importance of promoting gender equality in the technological field and eradicating false beliefs about women in science and technology. They each described how they overcame challenges and pursued their passions, hoping to inspire others to do the same.