Russell George AM/AC – whose portfolio as Shadow Minister for Business, the Economy, and Infrastructure includes science and R & D, welcomed the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated today (February 11).
“I, and my Welsh Conservative colleagues, welcome this day and all it stands for.
“The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated today, is a collaboration of institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science, and as such is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for females.
“Gender equality is a priority for us as Welsh Conservatives, and the support of young girls, their education and their full ability to make their ideas heard are levers for development and peace.
“Tackling some of the greatest challenges we as global citizens face will rely on harnessing all available talent. That means getting more people, which of course includes encouraging more girls and young women to study sciences, and the work in these fields. Diversity of those taking part in research brings fresh perspectives, talent, and creativity.
“Today is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened.”
Mr George added:
“We Welsh Conservatives recognise that need to use science and research to unite and level up our country, giving people opportunities and hope, and one of the best ways of doing this is to encourage more women and girls into the study, and practical application, of sciences.”