Listen to women scientists!
Can you name a woman scientist? Marie Curie perhaps? But her second (!) Nobel Prize was awarded to her 109 years ago, in 1911.
There are, however, and fortunately, many living women researchers who are carrying out important work (even though few of them will receive a Nobel Prize).
In the fields of science and technology, however, women make up only 20% of the workforce. Moreover, as several studies show, women receive fewer grants, have lower salaries, and their proportion decreases as one moves up the ladder of responsibility.
About 40 interviews
For the past two years, Québec Science magazine has produced a podcast dedicated to women in science and technology (in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, L’Oréal Canada and PRIM Studios).
In the 40 or so episodes available (on all the good podcast sharing platforms), women scientists of all ages and experiences speak freely about their work and their careers. How did they get the idea of becoming scientists? Who inspired them? What difficulties did they encounter?
We can only hope that the series will continue, especially to help today’s girls to think that they too, if they wish, can become scientists.
This one is in French: an opportunity to improve your fluency.
If you know of other podcasts like this one, in other languages, please do not hesitate to mention them in the comments: we will also publish posts about them.
All details about this podcast are on Québec Science website.