The #100tífiques project is an initiative of the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRI) and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), with the collaboration of the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya to make visible and highlight the relevance and strategic role of women in science and technology.
The initiative, now in its fifth edition, is part of the celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which takes place on February 11. However, this year this date falls on Saturday. Thus, the meetings between the 561 #100tífiques and the 6th grade and 1st year high school students of the 496 participating schools will take place on Friday, February 10.
Prior to this event, on February 2, the Saló de Cent of the Barcelona City Hall hosted nearly 250 of the participating women scientists. The event, which was attended by authorities such as the Mayor of Barcelona, the Councilors for Research and Universities and Education and the Councilor for Equality and Feminism, was a tribute to the women researchers, as well as a space for meeting and exchange. The attendees had the opportunity to listen to the conference given by Liat Ben David, CEO of the Davidson Institute for Science Education in Israel, on the importance of providing female role models to girls and young women. In addition, the coach Alicia Marí provided women scientists with tools to improve their positioning in their work environments, reinforcing the strength of the women and science community. Finally, Teresa Tarragó, CEO of Exheus biotech company, and Elvan Böke, principal investigator at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), served as inspiration with their experiences leading in highly masculinized environments.
This 2023, #100tífiques will feature IDIBAPS researchers Agnès Perez Millan, Laia Bonjoch, Lorena de Mena, Mariona Pascal, Rosa Casas, Virginia Amador, Cristina López, Rosa M. Muñoz, Natalia Navarro and Blanca García.