Women in Science
- Published: February 06, 2017
#WomeninScience - Yes. There is a hashtag for this, and a day even (February 11).
Thinking about this hashtag (or more appropriately a pound/number sign to us older folks) stirs a lot of emotions. There is a little bit of anger and disgust, but also appreciation and pride. Do you feel the same? #WomeninScience have often been perceived as pioneers, and sometimes oddballs, going it "on their own" with an "anything you can do I can do better" attitude. However, isn’t that the root of discovery? Taking a risk? Looking at something differently? Accepting the challenge to "make it better"? Many of my own role models have shown me that this is the way of science, regardless of your gender.