35 Guatemalan Women in Science, Technology and Innovation are part of Volume 3 of Heroines Magazine, a source of inspiration for the learning and training of more women and girls in the fields of science and technology.
The National Science and Technology Secretariat, SENACYT, promotes this program to popularize and highlight the achievements of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to serve as role models for new generations.
Officials described receiving 71 applications for this call from heroines who live or reside in the departments of Quetzaltenango, Zacatepecquez, Solola, Todonicapan, Guatemala.
They highlight that applications have been filed from Guatemalans living in the United States and some European countries.
The 35 selected women fulfilled the evaluation criteria considering their contributions and career in various fields of science and technology.
They highlight that according to a 2020 UNESCO report, only 29.3% of female researchers worldwide and 3% of Nobel Prizes in science have been awarded to women.
They conclude that the Secretariat launched the program in 2021 as part of the strategy's activities to include women and indigenous peoples in science, technology and innovation.
By: Roxana de Leon