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Year for Women, Year for Science March 8, 2011

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It’s the 100th International Women’s Day! (Here’s a bit of history). Around the world and here in the United States, women and men are celebrating the accomplishments of women as individuals and as a group, their contributions to society through paid and unpaid work, as well as the strides we have made as a society towards giving women equal status and recognition.

The official theme of International Women’s Day 2011 is “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women”. If you need to be convinced why this is important, read this.

It’s also the 100th anniversary year when Marie Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the international year of chemistry.

Here’s a video on Women in Chemistry and Science  from The Future We Create series produced by Dow Chemicals that includes one-minute vignettes from Mariette DiChristina, the executive editor of Scientific American; Linda Rosen, CEO of Change the Equation; and our own Connie Chow, executive director of the Science Club for Girls ( at ~34:50).

You’ll get a sense of the trajectory, history, personal triumphs and challenges and outlook for women in science, from a range of perspectives. (It’s an hour, but fast moving).

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