11 Feb International Day of Women and Girls in Science
“‘You are the only girl in the class!’ The sentence I heard a lot and told myself a lot!
Hi! I am Sahar Adnani, and I am working in the field of X-ray detectors for medical/industrial imaging. I love fixing things and finding the root cause of the problems. I am eager to understand how simple things around us work. I chose this path because I would have the opportunity to create new tech devices and I could understand the science behind them. Technology is all around us, and I’ve always wanted to be a part of it.
Being a girl in this field has its own challenges. I’ve been faced with comments that I can’t compete with men, or I should choose careers that are more suited to women. This shouldn’t discourage anyone; on the contrary, it should encourage us to make ourselves better. Certainly, you can find others that are better than me, but not because they are men. When people tell me that the quality of my work is gender-related, they are implying that this is out of my control, and I should stop trying. I encourage all girls to try Science and Engineering, maybe this is your passion, and you just haven’t tried it yet. I hope one day I can work with more girls in my field, and we can hang out later! :D”
Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science and we would like to recognize how essential they are in this field. Thank you so much for your hard work and incredible achievements. Thanks, Sahar, for sharing a bit about your experience and for being with us.
To all the “only girls in the class” – you ROCK!