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I would say that Cuba is a land of many contradictions, contagious music (a way of life), old classic cars, warm-hearted people and sandy beaches. My home town is Santiago de las Vegas, a small locality situated 20 Km away from Cuba’s capital city, Havana.
I was the late an only child. My parents, always loving and caring, taught me that we are not entitled to anything, unless we work hard to deserve it. I feel really grateful to them for opening my eyes to one of the crudest realities of life. @IWS_Network #voicesIWS #IWS
Both my parents were middle school and high school teachers. Other older relatives had been teachers too. So it was not surprising that I liked playing “a la escuelita” (Spanish for “little school”). @IWS_Network #voicesIWS #WomenInScience
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Feeling excited to share #mystory for voices without frontiers initiative, a part of #IWS_Network. I feel proud to be a part of this great group with so many intelligent, dedicated, ambitious and diverse #womeninscience #VoicesIWS
There is a woman behind every successful woman too :)
All that I am and ever hope to be, I owe to my #mother (by #Lincoln); an intelligent, strong independent woman. My parents are the protagonists in my life story. extremely supportive and let me lead my life my way.#parentslove
#knowledge; supreme form of wealth which manifolds when offered to others #momsays. I love volunteering to spread knowledge #VoicesIWS #IWS_Network @LetsTalkScience #STEM #mystory
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Sharing #MyStory as an #international #immigrant a part of @IWS_Network #Voices without #Frontiers initiative! As a #scientist and an advocate for #workplaceequality, I believe in the power of stories. #IWS #VoicesIWS #SayItForward #WomenInspire #WomeninScience #WomenInSTEM
As a child, how would you have liked moving schools in new cities with different cultures every 2-4 years?

Growing up in the #IndianArmy, I absolutely loved it! By the time I was 18, we had moved over 9 times across 9 states! #Diversity #India #TravelTuesday #IWS #VoicesIWS
My #memories of #India include sunny days, welcoming people, rich heritage, vibrant colors, abundant fruits and mouth-watering street food! #IWS #VoicesIWS
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Hello, I am Edna Matta. I was born in #Ibague, known as #Colombia’s #CityofMusic. A beautiful place near snow-covered volcanos (Ruiz, Santa Isabel and Tolima), large expanses of paramo forest, lakes and streams where a diverse array of animal and plant species coexist
My story starts with #powerful, #strong #women in my #family. I was the third of 4 children and my mom #firstMentor had to raise us practically alone, since my father had to work in a different city, 20h away by car
My mom is a very #strong #woman that taught me #values, to #workhard and to be #self-sufficient #StrongWomen #StrongFamily
@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS /1
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I was born and raised in the beautiful city of #Curitiba, southern #Brazil!
This region is famous for being cold and cloudy (yes it can be cold in Brazil!).
It is also famous for its very endemic and beautiful #Araucaria pine trees. #voicesIWS @IWS_Network @500womensci /1
#Actions speak louder than words! I am thankful for my parents for being who they are. Both always showed love for Nature, different interests and #curiosity! So no wonder by observing them I grew up to be a very curious girl who really loved Nature. #voicesIWS @IWS_Network /2
During High School I became fascinated by the #mendelian #genetics classes and the work of #gregormendel! I also loved studying animals, ecosystems and climate so the obvious choice for me in University (@PUCPR_oficial ) was BIOLOGY!! @IWS_Network #womeninscience #voicesIWS /3
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#NSPNsymposium18 Dalal Najib
@theNASciences comes from #Casablanca in #Morocco and moved to @UMich for a #PhD on interaction of Mars & Venus atmosphere and solar winds. However, she had a crisis and wanted to give back to her community, and dove into #scipol, #ethics, #economics
She went on to do a Christine Mirzayan S&T fellowship via @aaas, one of the few options available to #international applicants (cc @IWS_Network). Wanting to engage #ECR, she applied for a position @theNASciences, got in, and never looked back #NSPNsymposium18
She now promotes #international development, security, and cooperation with @theNASciences, through #Science #technology and #innovation.

@theNASciences@NSF! The National academy is independent from govt and provides #scienceadvice and #evidence for #scipol

#NSPNsymposium18
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Next panel on #nextgen of problem solvers and enabling #interdisciplinarity, bringing trainee voices to the table 👏 #CSPC2018 @sciencepolicy
Ghose leads the #womeninscience Centre at @Laurier and works in physics and computer science ncl #quantum, and #interdisciplinary is just a big word to her. There is no choice to cross disciplines in her research, which also bridges into #SocialSciences #CSPC2018
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I was born & raised in #Medellin Colombia, an amazing & vibrant city in the middle of the mountains.

Please do not mention #Narcos or #Escobar when you hear Medellin!

Medellin is much more than that #eternalspring #innovation #Entrepreneurship #mountains #coffee #greatpeople
I was born & raised in #Medellin Colombia, an amazing & vibrant city in the middle of the mountains.

Please do not mention #Narcos or #Escobar when you hear Medellin!

Medellin is much more than that #eternalspring #innovation #Entrepreneurship #mountains #coffee #greatpeople
Went to a great school in #medellin & at 17 started #medicine not because I wanted to be a clinician but because I liked the #science & my family and #mentors told me #medicine was broader and could open more doors for me #VoicesIWS #Thread☝️@IWS_Network
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Starting "Voices without Frontiers" #VoicesIWS
A program by @IWS_Network to promote awareness about the challenges & lessons learned by #Immigrant and #International #WomenInScience

I was born & raised in Chicoral, Colombia. A tiny town in the middle of the Andes Cordillera.
I attended Nuestra Señora del Rosario school, located in Espinal, 15Km away from Chicoral. Due to the high heat by noon, all schools start really early back home. This meant, I had to wake up at 5am to attend school every morning since I was 4 years old. #VoicesIWS
I did well in math and science in elementary and high school, so I chose to study clinical microbiology. Although coming from a low-middle income family, I was able to attend university, thanks to my parents’ effort to prioritize education over other commodities. #VoicesIWS
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Marie-Francoise Roy opens the annual workshop on the progress of the Gender Gap project in Paris.

#genderequity #WomenInScience #womeninSTEM #womenintech
Mei-Hung Chiu reports on the regional workshop for Asia held in Taipei in Nov 2017. 36 participants from 12 countries met to develop strategies for the project's success.

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Igle Gledhill summarizes the work done at regional workshop held at AIMS in Cape Town in December 2017.

icsugendergapinscience.org/2017/12/13/rep…
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#Fact 1 - The Wage Gap is real. People who says it's not haven't read the data.

However, in places like the USA, the wage gap is *not* mostly due to sexism like many #femnist #WomenInScience are claiming it is today. Disparate outcomes doesn't imply disparate treatment.
Women typically choose fields that are lower paying; even in the #STEM fields. To attribute that to sexism only or even mostly is a very dishonest way of deriving an answer for this complex disparity.

Sources:

cew.georgetown.edu/wp-content/upl…

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When the US Department of Labor Statistics took into consideration personal choices, non-wage benefits, hours worked, experience, education, and other variables that contributes to the wage gap the percentage of earnings decreases to approximately 3%.

shrm.org/hr-today/publi…
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Today, we are celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering & maths ow.ly/rR2u30fLxVd #AdaLovelaceDay
For #AdaLovelaceDay, we’ll be highlighting the many wonderful #womeninstem that help us understand the world today ow.ly/ehEe30fLzDU
Pratiwi Sudarmono is professor of microbiology @univ_indonesia & the first Indonesian astronaut ow.ly/Djsn30fzS5g #AdaLovelaceDay
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