The foundation:

We celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

At Fundació ACE, we have been dedicated to dementia research for more than 25 years, a career that we have been consolidating thanks to the involvement, professionalism and excellence of our team of researchers.

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science we want to value the work of our professionals, all of them women committed to the early diagnosis, treatment and investigation of dementias. At Fundació ACE we have 46 female researchers, neurologists, neuropsychologists and nurses who develop their professional activity in the Diagnostic Unit, clinical trials and applied, genomic, clinical and social research. The excellence of the entire team has led us to reach a new milestone this past year 2020 by achieving the historical record of published scientific articles.

Dr. Mercè Boada, co-founder and medical director of Fundació ACE, also joins the celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and expresses “as a woman in science I work in environments where our gender feels represented to ensure that more girls want to dedicate their professional career to the scientific world and more women develop all their creative capacity in this field. I am very proud of all the women who are part of Fundació ACE and who make our profession a life story to have a better future by sharing knowledge and experience."

That is why at Fundació ACE we are especially proud to know that we are an egalitarian entity that is committed to professional merit and that puts people with cognitive impairment at the centre of our action to make Alzheimer's history.

Facts about women in science

According to the United Nations, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are currently women. And, according to UNESCO data (2014-2016), only about 30% of all female students choose higher education within the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

In order to achieve full and equitable access and participation in science for women and girls, and also to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim in 2016 February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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