Girls in STEM: World news

19 May 2020

UKRAYINSKA PRAVDA: Meet the First Female Diver in Ukraine Who Is 70% More Efficient Than Other Applicants

UKRAYINSKA PRAVDA: Nineteen-year-old Kateryna Nikitenko became the first woman in Ukraine to be trained and qualified as a diver. During the training, the girl spent more than 650 minutes underwater and dived to a 30-meter depth. She also won the all-Ukrainian aquathlon competition. [Ukr.]

8 April 2020

POVAHA: Satellites and water extraction on asteroids: what does Maria Yarotska do at the space agency?

POVAHA: For three months, Maria Yarotska has been working as an advisor to the head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine on startup acceleration. Maria told Respect why the space agency needs startups and what they will be like. The woman also shared her impressions of what it is like working in a male-dominated industry. [Ukr.]

25 March 2020

VGORODE: Elizabeth II Invited a Schoolgirl From Bucha

VGorode: The Bucha City Council announced that Anastasia Prokopchuk, a student of the 5th grade of Bucha School №1, got a letter with an invitation. It turned out, the girl took part in the international competition Girls in Science that is held under the royal family patronage. During the competition, Anastasia was studying the growth of plants in a vacuum and took third place. [Rus.}

8 March 2020


Time: For 72 years, TIME named a Man of the Year. With a few exceptions, it was almost always a man, usually a President or a Prime Minister or perhaps a titan of industry. Throughout history, these are the kinds of men who have wielded influence over the world. In 1999, Man of the Year gave way to Person of the Year. While the name rightly changed, too often the choice was the same. With this 100 Women of the Year project, we’re spotlighting influential women who were often overshadowed. This includes women who occupied positions from which the men were often chosen, like world leaders Golda Meir and Corazon Aquino, but far more who found their influence through activism or culture. As former TIME editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs writes, this project is an exercise in looking at the ways in which women held power due to systemic inequality. “Women,” Gibbs writes, “were wielding soft power long before the concept was defined.”

4 March 2020

NETOLOGY: Girl Digital Power

NETOLOGY: Two hundred years ago Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace created the world's first computer program - and thus established the basis for modern programming. Although women gained access to higher education only in the nineteenth century – a blink of an eye ago by historical standards - it is now believed that they have opened up all the educational and career opportunities. However, stereotypes about women are still strong, and we are only at the beginning of the way to true equality. This is especially true for technical fields - programming, data science, and project management. [Rus.]

2 March 2020

THE VILLAGE: The Women Who Work at Boryspil Airport

THE VILLAGE: There are more than 185,000 pilots in the world, and only 5.2% of them are women. The number of female captains of aircraft is even smaller - 1.42%. To a large extent, such indicators are a consequence of gender stereotypes when certain professions are perceived as purely masculine. in Boryspil airport on March 5, there are the UNFPA (UN Population Fund) exhibition #професіїбезобмежень (professions without restrictions) that aims to show that the most important in any work is professional competence, and stereotypes only limit women's opportunities. 13 female employees from the airport told The Village about themselves: pilot, dog trainer, firefighter, engineer, and department heads. [Ukr.]

15 February 2020

#SHOTAM: 59-Year-Old E-Sportswoman From Ukraine Participated in International Competitions on Counter Strike

#SHOTAM: 59-year-old Ukrainian Tatiana Silenko won on the international tournament on Counter Strike. She played in the eSports team Ageless Shooters, which successfully competed the Swedish team Silver Snipers in friendly eSports competitions. "During my whole life, I considered computer games to be something awful, now I think it's a shame that it didn't play!" says Tatiana Silenko. [Ukr.]

11 February 2020

EURONEWS: Women who have changed modern science

EURONEWS: Tablet for blind people, a photo of a black hole, a technology that allows you to see through walls - on International Women's Day in Science, Euronews talks about outstanding modern women scientists and their inventions. [Rus.]

11 February 2020

PROMUM: Raise a Scientist. Who Are Women Scientists in Ukraine and How Were They Brought Up?

PROMUM: The United Nations has proclaimed February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Female scientists are quite a rarity in many countries. And the problem of gender inequality in the scientific field is rather acute: only 29% of the world's inventors are women. The figures range from 5.3% in Japan to 54.8% in Azerbaijan. The situation in Ukraine is quite good: in 2018, our country was ranked 12th among the countries of Europe in the rating of "Women in Science" by UNESCO (45%). Latvia (51%) topped the list, while the Netherlands got the last point in the list (25.4%). We asked the women in science what exactly inspired them to become inventors and scientists when they were little girls. [Ukr.]