Today, Tuesday the 8th of March is International Women’s Day, a day that is celebrated across the world, recognising the achievements of women in business, the arts, politics and of course in the sciences. A movement that began in the early years of the 20th century has expanded to encompass all aspects of gender equality.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is “breaking the bias”.

Celebrating women in science
A collection of women scientists part of a poster montage spotted during a school visit. Celebrating International Women’s Day.

#BreakTheBias

Using the hashtag #BreaktheBias the official website states that whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists is not enough. Action is needed to level the playing field. Many academic institutions, museums and educational bodies are working to improve opportunities and to support gender equality.

Imagine a world with gender equality, collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

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