Cecilia Montero emphasized the need to incorporate a gender perspective in the development of scientific and technological research, as well as in the historical narrative and communication of these fields during a panel at the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico. The event was held on the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated on February 11.
Montero argued that incorporating a “purple glasses” approach is essential for recognizing and addressing unfair situations, prejudices, and disparities towards women in science. This approach should be carried out from the initial stages of knowledge generation and research to the subsequent communication and dissemination of scientific findings to society.
Highlighting Mexico’s diversity, Montero emphasized the importance of including different perspectives and contexts when communicating scientific information. The panelists advocated for promoting gender diversity within scientific research and the dissemination of scientific knowledge.
Monica Angulo Minjaro supported this call to encourage gender diversity in scientific research, emphasizing a more inclusive environment for women in scientific careers. Promoting women’s participation in technology and science was seen as key to social justice and workforce diversification.
The conversation also discussed historical and ongoing gender imbalance in science, with Liliana Quintanar and Aketzalli Gonzalez Santiago from Cinvestav challenging patriarchal biases in scientific narratives and language through their work with La Bombilla outreach collective.