Corning celebrates the United Nations International Day of Women & Girls in Science
On Dec. 22, 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly established an annual International Day to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology through Resolution A/RES/70/212.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated each year on February 11, is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. UNESCO and UN-Women, the lead agencies for the initiative, note that gender equality and the support of young girls, their education, and their full ability to make their ideas heard are levers for global development and peace.
This year's theme – “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us" recognizes the role of women and girls in science, not only as beneficiaries, but also as agents of change, including accelerating progress towards the achievement of SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) to ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
“Women have played an integral role in Corning’s success over our 170-year history, and it’s been a major commitment of mine to increase the number of women in technology and engineering roles, including management,” said David Morse, executive vice president and chief technology officer. “Technology development and invention thrive when people from different backgrounds, genders and experience levels come together toward common goals. I’m proud that Corning continues to support women in STEM.”
Click here to learn about some of the influential women who have contributed to Corning’s success.