Queen Letizia of Spain began the Royal week with a visit to the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid where she met with the female scientists and entrepreneurs at the event “Breaking glass ceilings: The scientific woman, from the laboratory to entrepreneurship”. The event was organized by the Women and Science Group of the SEBBM with the collaboration of ASEBIO, ASEICA-Mujer, and the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) as a result of 11-F, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, by María Mayán and Guadalupe Sabio from the Women and Science group of the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM).
The main objective of this event was to highlight the role of women in science, technology, and business, bringing their most outstanding contributions to the limelight and showing success stories. References that will encourage other female researchers and entrepreneurs who want to pursue science especially among the youngest. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This initiative promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, as well as their full and equal participation in science.
The event explained with data that hos the girls are choosing STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and discussed measures to be adopted in the scientific environment to achieve a more adequate integration of women to all scientific career positions. During the meeting, the beginning of a series of scientific talks was announced, which will take place from February to March at the museum, aimed at secondary school and high school students.
The meeting dealt with the situation of women and science in Spain by Guadalupe Sabio from the Carlos III National Center for Cardiovascular Research. The round table was followed by Isabel Varela Nieto from the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM), Marisol Soengas from the Spanish Association for Cancer Research (ASEICA), Ana Polanco from the Spanish Association of Bio companies (AseBio), Patricia Fernández de Lis from the science news website “Materia” and Ana Risk Gil from the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC).
After the meeting between scientists and entrepreneurs, Her Majesty the Queen inaugurated “El Espacio CSIC”. In this innovative exhibition area, the public will be able to learn about different research works by the CSIC, participate in meetings and carry out associated activities and workshops.
The initiative starts with two projects. First, Bacteria that reduce the environmental impact of plastics, in which Isabel Pardo Mendoza works within the group led by Mª Auxiliadora Prieto Jiménez, seeks multidisciplinary solutions based on biology to promote the circular economy of plastics, taking into account each of the phases of its production, use, and disposal. Second, the renowned project by Elena García Armada, ATLAS 2030, has created the first pediatric exoskeleton in the world and which represents a new therapeutic horizon for 17 million people in the world who suffer from neuromuscular diseases.
Under this collaborative framework, every Tuesday and Thursday, from February 11 to March 8, International Women’s Day, women from the world of research and entrepreneurship will talk in a relaxed way about their professional life, their goals, and their references in the 2×2 Encounters. These talks, which aim to end gender inequality in the scientific field, will be face-to-face, with prior reservation, and are aimed at Secondary Education and Baccalaureate students. They will also be broadcast live on the AseBio and MNCN YouTube channels for the interested public.
On February 11, the MNCN will present the exhibition “Pioneers of Microbiology”. This exhibition, produced by the Unit for Scientific Culture and Innovation, the Unit of Excellence for Agricultural Production and the Environment (AGRIENVIRONMENT), and the Department of Microbiology and Genetics of the University of Salamanca, which has the collaboration of the Ministry of Science and Innovation and the FECYT, compiles the work of women researchers who have collaborated in the development of studies related to bacteriology, virology, epidemiology or other specialties related to microorganisms.
Now moving towards Queen Letizia Style – Letizia debuted a new Boss purple Aiasa Jacket today. Thanks to letizia_de_princesa_a_reina for the ids.
The sold-out jacket was described as, “This cropped jacket is designed in a cotton-rich blend with a touch of stretch and features trend-driven chest pockets and a press-stud closure.”.
She paired it with Boss’ red Sedell turtleneck jumper in Merino Wool.
Letizia paired the jumper with her Uteque leather culotte that she first debuted in 2016.
The Queen teamed up the outfit with her Magrit Mila leather pumps
and carried her Reliquiae Archy clutch
Her Gold & Roses Double Dagger earrings
and Karen Hallam ring finished the look.