February 8, 2022

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

This year’s theme is Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us.


UW Organizations & Programs

Global WACh: Three UW departments—Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Global Health—pool their expertise to promote health education, reduce health inequities, and develop strategies to improve the health of women, adolescents, and children across the globe.

Burke Museum’s Girls in Science program: The UW Girls in Science program connects middle and high school students with womxn scientists, Indigenous Knowledge Holders, and real UW lab experiences.

Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE): WiSE recruits and supports women of all ethnic backgrounds in science and engineering (S&E) and fosters a healthy academic and social environment for men and women in engineering at all levels of study.

Multimedia Resources

Picture a Scientist is a documentary on sex discrimination in science. Women scientists recount their experiences studying and working in scientific fields.


Women in Science : 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is a book for young readers (10-17) briefly detailing the biographies of fifty women scientists.

Lost Women of Science is a podcast offering stories of important women who made significant contributions to various fields of science but remain virtually unknown.