Scientist Behind the Scenes: Equal Futures Partnership Launch
Attending the Equal Futures Partnership Launch was so exciting! I still cannot believe I was invited to an event that had leaders of such an international importance.
Representatives encompassed all regions of the globe. Featuring the United States, Bangladesh, the European Union, Peru, Jordan, Benin, and seven other founding members, the Equal Futures Partnership Launch put passionate advocates of women’s rights together to pledge action. In their speeches, leaders recognized that countries need active women in order to prosper, and addressed the removal of key barriers that hinder females.
I left the conference with enthusiasm. As a female in the STEM fields, specifically computer science, I have always been told at some point in my life, I will have to confront gender discrimination. However, after attending the Equal Futures Partnership Launch, I do not believe this statement to be true. I remain excited to watch us, as an international community, define what equal futures really means.
Brittany Wenger, 17, is the Google Science Fair 2012 Grand Prize Winner. She created a Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer detection.