11 February – International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Highlighting library collections on women in STEM disciplines

To rise to the challenges of the 21st century, we need to harness our full potential. That requires dismantling gender stereotypes. On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s pledge to end the gender imbalance in science.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This event was established by the UN in 2015 to raise awareness around gender imbalance in STEM disciplines.

The video below showcases Katherine Jin’s work as CEO and co founder of Kinnos and discusses why this day is so important.


You can join the conversation internationally and find out about what’s going on at #WomeninScience.

In the Templeman Library we have created a Women in STEM reading list that includes books that highlight the issues, barriers and achievements of women working in STEM disciplines. These are available to borrow or read online, so take a look. If you have read a book on this topic that you feel we should have in our library you can recommend a book to be added to our collections.

We are committed to diversifying our library collections at Kent and are involved in working with students, academics and other professional support teams to achieve this. If you would like to find out more and how you can make a difference then take a look at our library webpages or contact your liaison librarian.


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