Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) have often been sidelined and their labour made invisible, although they have been integral to science and other allied disciplines through time. Who are the women in STEM in India that we should know about? How do they navigate a field that has multiple implicit gender biases and hurdles? How can we amplify diverse voices from the field? These questions form the base of an exciting collaborative event by India Culture Lab and Point of View on 7 March 2020.
Our event on women in STEM will create conversations and spark dialogue about the breakthroughs led by them in science, as well as their collective pleasures, possibilities and perils of doing science in India. The day will comprise of films, performances, reading, art exhibits, panels and presentations. On the eve of International Women's Day 2020, this event will celebrate the trailblazing women in STEM as vital contributors to the progress of our collective human journey.