Since 1998 UNESCO and L’Oréal support the work of outstanding women in science across 112 different countries. For Women in Science encourages the vocations of girls in high school, supports women in research, and recognizes excellence in fields where women are underrepresented.
In Germany, very often highly qualified women interrupt considerably their promising career or even disrupt it when they start a family. This is why L’Oréal Germany and the German commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the foundation of the nobel prize winner Professor Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard created in 2006 the German FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE fellowship programme which addresses especially to female researchers with children. It improves the situation of talented scientists at the doctoral level, encourages them to pursue their career and fosters the proportion of qualified women participating in high-level research in Germany.
The Global Female Leaders 2019 is very proud to announce the presentation of the 13th German FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE award. Three scholarships of 14.600 Euro are granted during our summit in May.