Despite barriers and biases, women and girls are making a difference every day as scientists, mathematicians, programmers and engineers. Meet inspiring women and girls making progress in cutting-edge STEM projects. They're leading the way for other women and girls like you.
Gulshan, 14, lives in the suburb Ak-Orgo. Her goal is to conquer the IT-sphere and make robots that improve people' lives.
Zhaniya, 16, is a participant in the UniSat educational nano-satellite programme for girls. In 2020, Zhaniya built and launched a nano-satellite into the stratosphere.
Dr. Hasić is a professor and a researcher of computer science at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. She studies how bacteria in our guts influence behaviour, such as autism spectrum disorders.
Kübra is a reporting engineer for the Çanakkale 1915 Bridge project,. She is also a mentor with Engineer Girls of Turkey (EGT), helping to expand opportunities for girls and young women in engineering.
Valeria, 18, studies finance and banking. She is member of the local youth council and in her spare time, she is cleaning up beaches and building eco-friendly greenhouses.
Hasmik, 16, co-founded VR Labs, a virtual lab that simulates science experiments with virtual reality headsets.
Young women across Kyrgyzstan share their insights on why they chose IT as a career.