Since 1998 the partnership For Women in Science between the French company L’Oréal and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) highlights excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through undertaking initiatives to encourage women’s researchers talent.
According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics, nowadays less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women. With the aim of empowering girls and women to explore scientific paths and to break down the barriers that prevent them from further developing research careers, UNESCO and L’Oréal have committed to ensure gender equality in science, prioritise women’s access to senior and leadership positions, disseminate women’s contributions to science, facilitate networking and promote mentoring for young scientists.
The “For Women in Science Program” highlights scientific excellence and encourages talent through:
In the online platform of the For Women in Science program you can find out more about their work and submit your applications.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.