The United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) is observed annually on February 11 to highlight the gender gap in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Data shows that women are given smaller research grants than their male colleagues, are underrepresented in cutting edge fields, and account for a lower percentage of STEM graduates.

At the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), women are leaders, mentors, and role models in agricultural science and research, helping to support the next generation. Across our global programs, women are making a difference to the lives of farmers and their communities every day.

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