• Albania—Mimoza Hafizi

  • Colombia—Alba Avila

  • European Space Agency—Ersilia Vaudo

  • France—Milène Guermont

  • Germany—Auguste Von Bayrern

  • Haiti—Wheytnie Alexandre

  • India—Kirthi Jayakumar

  • Lebanon—Massa Mufti

  • Peru—Clarissa Rios

  • UNESCO—Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General

  • United States—Kanawha County (WV) Girls Who Code

  • United States—Amira Dhalla

International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD), UN Women, and the UN Major Group for Children and Youth are presenting a 24-hour livestream broadcast of Women and Girls in STEM: Solving the Problems.

You can watch it here on Friday, November 10.

(There is a five-minute intermission between each story.)

The production is a series of inspiring video stories from girls around the world who are passionate about science—and woman scientists across the globe who are working in science, technology, engineering, and math. What they share is an excitement about their work and their ability to contribute to achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the world’s nations in 2015.

They are transforming the world.

Each story from these role models illustrates how STEM education helps not only to achieve SDG #5, Gender Equality, but also how women and girls with STEM education and training can better support achievement of all other goals.

International Science Center and Science Museum Day is a partnership among UNESCO and the world’s science centers and museums, in which institutions organize activities in support of the SDGs. The Women and Girls in STEM: Solving the Problems marathon grew out of new partnerships developed from the especially in the frame of the UN Science Technology Innovation Forum.

Science centers and museums all over the world actively develop, promote, and operate a wide variety of programs that introduce girls to science topics and scientific careers. By doing so, they are helping—every day—to achieve SDG #5, Gender Equality, as well as SDG #4, Quality Education.

The world’s science centers and museums are the Earth’s most influential combined force for engaging the public with science, technology, related civic decision-making, and direct action to solve the critical issues facing the planet.

And they’re convinced that more girls and women in science is a critical component for achieving all the SDGs.

Don’t you agree?