Skip to content
Back to news

Inspiring Women in Science at Servier

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, half of its potential. Yet, a significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world.

In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, the United Nations has declared 11th February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

At Servier, gender equity is a one of the priorities of #ServierDiversity, a key CSR program. To honor and celebrate their contribution to science, we interviewed women from across the Group. What is their role at Servier? What advice would they give to young women and girls considering careers in science? Who are they inspired by?

Watch the testimonials of some of the inspiring women in science, at Servier:

Le saviez-vous ?
  • Women are typically given smaller research grants than their male colleagues and, while they represent 33.3% of all researchers, only 12% of members of national science academies are women.
  • In cutting edge fields such as artificial intelligence, only one in five professionals (22%) is a woman.

Despite a shortage of skills in most of the technological fields driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, women still account for only 28% of engineering graduates and 40% of graduates in computer science and informatics.

Female researchers tend to have shorter, less well-paid careers. Their work is underrepresented in high-profile journals and they are often passed over for promotion.

Source: United Nations