In Mexico, a conference was held at the Cultural Center titled “Inspiring Women, Achievements and Challenges,” which coincided with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The conference was attended by three brilliant scientists who encouraged the defeat of beliefs that some races and careers are not meant for women.
One of the panelists, Isabel Gomez, a biologist, shared her love of laboratory work and encouraged others to pursue their passions for knowledge. She spoke about her personal challenges and how she overcame them to achieve her goals. Her message resonated with girls of all ages who showed interest in what the panelists had to share.
Isabel Trueba discovered her love of biology and interest in understanding the inner workings of living things, especially neurons. Erika Bustos spoke about her work in environmental electrochemistry and how it can be used to identify pollutants in the environment, with the goal of preventing aquifer pollution.
The panelists emphasized the importance of promoting gender equality in technology fields and eradicating false beliefs about women’s capabilities in science and technology. Claudette Romero, an engineer who served as moderator, described how she overcame challenges and followed her passions to inspire others to do the same.