On February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated with the aim of claiming equal opportunities and the need to empower women and girls to achieve full and equal participation in science.
Dr. Mercè Boada, co-founder and medical director of Ace, joins Ace in this initiative. "As a woman in science, I work in environments in which our gender feels represented to ensure that more girls want to dedicate themselves to the scientific world and more women develop all their creative capacity in this field."
At Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona we have been dedicated to dementia research for more than 25 years, a journey that we have consolidated thanks to the involvement, effort, professionalism and excellence of our researchers.
We have more than 40 women scientists committed to early diagnosis, treatment and research of dementias who carry out their work in the Diagnosis, clinical trials and research unit.
“We are lucky to be able to say that the majority of the team, in all areas, are women. We have many women leading research, clinical trials, nursing, diagnostics... Ace is written in feminine” says Miren Jone Gurrutxaga, CEO of Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona.
For her part, Dr. Boada concludes: "I am very proud of all the women who are part of Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona and who make our profession a life story to have a better future by sharing knowledge and experience."
According to the United Nations, currently less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. And, according to UNESCO data (2014-2016), only about 30% of all female students choose higher education in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.