International Women's Day: 10 Inspirational Women in Microbiology


Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), which is celebrated annually on 8 March. The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911. This is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The theme for #IWD2020 is #EachforEqual.

To celebrate IWD, we have put together the following beautiful infographic showcasing 10 inspirational women in microbiology. Our #OnThisDay volunteer team researched the list of scientists, and our Journal Social Media Editor, Maja Rischer, did the graphic design work to produce the final infographic. A huge thanks to all involved in putting this together!

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An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

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