More than 1600 female early-career researchers signed up to our most recent AuthorAID Research Writing in the Sciences online course. To celebrate International Day for Women and Girls in Science, we asked some of those participants to share what most excites them about their work, the challenges they face and what they would say to women and girls considering going into their research area.
Research has no limits to one’s sex or background. Everyone is encouraged to make a contribution to the world of knowledge.
Being an agriculture scientist is such an honour because we are participating directly in minimizing hunger and food insecurity in our societies.
I want to encourage the disabled that no matter what you put your mind to achieve, with determination and persistence, you can achieve. Disability is not inability.
Engineering made me who I am today. Engineering helped me with my critical thinking skills and my ability to analyze problems or challenges starting from basic fundamentals.
It is not an easy road, but you have to be tough. Never give up!
There's nothing greater than helping in the prevention of such a disease and its debilitating complications.
Africa is blessed with so much intellectual capacity, and plants and herbs of immense therapeutic abilities. We must play our part to see that the menace of antimicrobial resistance is stopped swiftly.
I am motivated by the desire to improve food security and agricultural production for my country and enhance the resilience of vulnerable people.
Conservation is a need; however, never neglect the human dimension of conservation.
Women and girls must not shy away from pursuing a career in the sciences; they must arise to change the current narrative where we only make up 30% of the world’s researchers.
I would like to say to the new generation of scientists, do your best in whatever you do, have faith in you, never give up, work hard until you get a result.
Resources about new scientific research and applications are blocked because of sanctions on my country.
The area of molecular breeding is interesting as it would help the breeding of improved varieties of crops.
I discovered new things that will help to enlighten the society on how to improve their standard of living.