Less than a third of the world’s researchers are currently female.
That number is drastically lower when it comes to senior positions. Plus over half of the women who leave related industries, cite isolation and hostile male-dominated work environments, for their exit.
But the change is on the way. The number of women entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics is on the rise. And they are paving the way for the next generation of girls and women.
A Colombian physicist, Paola Tello Guerrero who took part in the largest ever female scientific expedition to Antarctica is one of them.
CGTN’s Michelle Begue reports.
Jade Hameister talks about climate change and the importance of inspiring young girls to make change
CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Jade Hameister at the annual event of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology- MIT Solve. Jade is the youngest person in history to ski to the North Pole from anywhere outside the Last Degree. She is also the youngest person to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted.