Instituto de Óptica “Daza de Valdés”

Full and equal access and participation of women and girls in science and technology

Science and gender equality are vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
In recent decades, the international community has made a great effort to inspire and promote the participation of women and girls in science. However, women continue to encounter obstacles to develop in the field of science.
From the Institute of Optics we want to contribute our grain of sand by making visible the women who work in each research group, and who, in addition to their scientific work, are very active in fields of dissemination and awareness.

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Staff of the Institute of Optics
Laser Processing Group of the Institute of Optics

Did you know…?

  • Women tend to receive more modest research grants than their male colleagues and, although they represent 33.3% of all researchers, only 12% of members of national scientific academies are women.
  • In cutting-edge fields such as artificial intelligence, where only one in five professionals (22%) is a woman.
  • Despite skills shortages in most of the technology fields driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, women still make up only 28% of engineering graduates and 40% of computer science graduates
  • Female researchers tend to have shorter and lower paid careers. Their work is under-represented in high-profile magazines and they are often overlooked for promotions.
Paloma López Reyes
Nonlinear Dynamics and Optical Fibers Group Institute of Optics

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