A pioneering programme for the promotion of women in science
UNESCO and the Fondation L’Oréal offer awards for women science researchers across the continents of the world. Only 33% of researchers are women.
The scientific fields considered for the awards alternate every other year between LifeSciences (even years) and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science (odd years).
Past award holders have been honoured with Nobel prizes: Christine Nusslein-Volhard and Elizabeth Blackburn in Medicine, Ada Yonath, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna in Chemistry.