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PROMICON Women In Science presents: Anonymous partner

10 April 2024
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PROMICON’s new social media campaign #WomenInScience aims to portray the excitement and the difficulties that come with being a female scientist, shedding more light on this career path. Each week, we will tell the stories of the women behind PROMICON and this week we are keeping our partner anonymous*.

What initially sparked your interest in science?  

I am very curious, open-minded, and fascinated by biological processes, which were the drivers to pursuing my career in science. 

What are some common misconceptions about being a female scientist that you've encountered in your career?

I have never felt discriminated by the fact I am a woman. I have always had the same opportunities as my male colleagues.

How do you feel about the representation of women in PROMICON?

I do not feel that gender balance is an important aspect of the success of this specific project.

What actions would you recommend to EU policymakers to enhance gender equality in European-funded projects?

I believe that the gender balance is already considered by the EU Commission. 

Which female scientist do you look up to the most and why?  

I have no inspiring women in my scientific/ academic career. For me, the fact of being a woman or a man is less important compared to excellence in research.

What advice would you give to young women considering a career in science nowadays?

To be a good scientist, always search for and develop innovation, curiosity, and open-mindedness.

*The answers were received from a project member who would like to be kept anonymous. Views and opinions expressed are those of the individual member only and do not necessarily reflect those of the PROMICON project or any individual project institution in it. Neither PROMICON nor its partner institutions can be held responsible for them.