What is Agora ?
Agora is the platform dedicated to exchange and sharing among members of the ‘For Women in Science’ community. Agora is a meeting place for its members – award laureates, fellowship winners, academics, students and researchers – where they can talk about current advances in scientific research, the place and the role of women in science, their education, national and international careers, and the global development of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program. This blog is open to everyone interested in the subject of women in the sciences, everyone who believes that the world needs science and that science needs women.
What is the L’Oréal-UNESCO “FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE” program?
The world needs science... Science needs women
This conviction has united L’Oréal and UNESCO since 1998, when they joined forces to promote women in scientific research by creating the For Women in Science partnership. This unique partnership has developed an ambitious program:
Consecrating excellence through the L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards, the founding act of the program. These prestigious annual distinctions awarded to five leading women researchers, one per continent, identify exceptional women as role models for the generations to come.
Encouraging talent through:
- the international UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Fellowships. Granted annually since 2000 to 15 promising young women scientists, doctorate or post-doctorate, they encourage international scientific cooperation and the developing of cross-cultural networks.
- the L’Oréal National Fellowships with the support of the UNESCO National Commissions, which anchor the For Women in Science program in countries around the world, while respecting their particularities and specific needs.
Since 1998, 62 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Award Laureates from 28 countries have been recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science and over 860 Fellows from 93 countries have been encouraged to pursue their scientific vocations through national and international fellowship programs. In all, more than 900 women scientists have been distinguished by the Awards or supported in the pursuit of their careers since the creation of the L'OREAL-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership.