Empowering Women in STEM: Insights from Angelini Pharma Researchers on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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  • Published: 9 Feb 2024

Angelini Pharma celebrates the event through the words of its researchers, with a message for the future generations: "being a woman in STEM disciplines is a unique experience"

Women leaders in science serve as role models and mentors, inspiring and empowering other women and girls to pursue careers in science and technology. They contribute with a unique and diverse scientific research and innovation perspectives, resulting in novel ideas and approaches to scientific challenges and outcomes”. Paola Lipone and Valeria Tellone, Senior Study Managers at Angelini Pharma, summarize what science means for them, on the occasion of the 9th International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrated globally on 11 February, as an opportunity to promote access and participation in science for women and girls.

Since 1919, and throughout a long expertise from the discovery of new molecules to the registration of new drugs, science has always played a fundamental role for Angelini Pharma. 

In the pursuit of scientific discovery, the active participation of women isn’t just about balancing the equation, it’s about enriching the tapestry of innovation, it’s the transformative catalyst for a new dimension of progress. By embracing diversity and empowering women’s voices, we amplify the collective brilliance and fuel science forward, paving the way for impactful achievements and shaping a more inclusive and equitable future for generations to come.” Marilena Saviano, Preformulation Laboratory Scientist. 

“It is women who lead science who provides innovation for progress. The science is certainly rules and knowledge, but importantly it is also a bit inspiration and imagination” said Rosella Ombrato, Chemistry Manager, who believes that to cover all the nuances of the research world, equal representation of women is crucial for scientific evolution and revolution. 

Angelini Pharma celebrates the 9th International Day of Women and Girls in Science through the words of its women involved in research and development, to bring them, and science itself, closer to the public and showcase the impact of their work on people’s daily lives and on our communities. 

As UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently declared “The equal participation of women and girls in scientific discovery and innovation is the only way to ensure that science works for everyone. In this context, our women involved in research and development, from the discovery of new molecules, throughout all the steps needed in R&D have a fundamental role. 

Through continuous scientific research activities, women are protagonists in creating and building the dynamic future where they strongly want to live declared Francesca Diamanti, Global RA Specialist and Serena Trudo, Pharmacovigilance DM Specialist.  

This approach is the engine of progress, and it is this approach that we need to promote and spread, now more than ever. As Sara Fioravanti, Clinical Data Management Analysist, said: “In science women can contribute with innovative solutions and broader ideas. In multiple research fields women are still under-represented. Despite that, strong women scientists are supporting girls approaching STEM disciplines, as role models, showing that gender should not be seen as an obstacle in these fields. 

With Sustainable Development Goal 9, part of the Global Goals that world leaders agreed to in 2015 with a deadline of 2030, countries around the world have pledged to “build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. 

The 9th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly's main theme is: “Women and Girls in Science Leadership, a New Era for Sustainability” and the subtheme is “Think Science ... Think Peace”. 

Click here to learn more on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Quoting Margarita Salas, one of the main references in Spanish science over the last few decades who died November 2019, we are just as capable as men, “we have to improve social conditions, we have to share more of the family burden. If this is done, in the not-too-distant future women will take their rightful place.” – said Irene Gabarda, Global Medical Advisor.