March 8, 2024

International Day of Women and Girls in Science & International Women's Day, 2023

Celebrating Women in Science: The future of women in ICU.

According to UNESCO data (2014 – 2016), only about 30 percent of all female students choose science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in higher education. In addition, 35.6 percent of principal authors in medical research are women, and only 25.8 percent are senior authors of academic articles published in high-impact journals.

Therefore, the identification, celebration, and visibility of women’s achievements can help change the narrative of women in STEM. In celebration of Women and Girls in Science Day on February 11 and International Women’s Day on March 8, ESICM has put together a video highlighting some of the brilliant qualities of women who are part of our ICU community. While we are aware that this is not an exhaustive representation, we hope these examples will inspire other ICU professionals, researchers, and educators to keep growing.

Leadership. Genuine. Fearless. Ambitious.

But the future awaits much more: Equal pay. Equal opportunities. More appreciation. More women.

Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all fearless women working in our ICUs! We celebrate you not only today but always.

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