As we celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, I am thrilled to share a conversation I had with my niece, Hannah Beth, about her love for science and her role models. My sister, who is a psychiatrist and health equity researcher, has always been a strong influence on me and now serves as an inspiration to my niece as well.
As a team at Those Nerdy Girls, we are passionate about empowering and inspiring girls and women to pursue careers in science. We believe that it’s crucial to serve as role models for the next generation of scientists.
During our interview, Hannah Beth shared her favorite activity and her aspirations for the future. Her excitement about learning about magnets in her science class was palpable, and she mentioned her mother as someone who has always encouraged her love for science. Just like my niece, I want to encourage aspiring young girls and women to follow their passions in the field of science without fear or hesitation.