WE cannot succeed if half of us don’t have a voice.
This International Women’s Day, I #ChooseToChallenge by demanding equality for women and representation at all levels and across all fields, particularly in STEM. As women, we need to feel strong and empowered in our abilities, knowledge, and voices. We need to believe that we deserve a seat at the table. We need to speak up, be heard, and remember that our voices matter.
All of us — men and women alike — need to act as mentors and build support systems for young girls and women. We need to help widen the bridge of accessibility and understanding; to drive understanding that women are smart, important, and capable of any career that they want, even in a male-dominated field. It means questioning the status quo and being a strong voice on behalf of girls and women who have not yet found their own.
Let's choose to actively challenge our own thoughts, actions, and biases for a better world. Let’s challenge each other and have open dialogue about gender bias and inequality.