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IITA seeks to build more female scientists and leaders

IITA seeks to build more female scientists and leaders

On 11 February, the Women in Research and Science (WIRES) held a 13-hour marathon webinar to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The event themed “CGIAR Women in Science: Shaping the world through science and innovation,” assembled CGIAR centers to each give an hour presentation. Besides hearing about some cutting-edge science,…

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One on one: Laura Cortada-Gonzalez: A journey in science

Dr Laura Cortada-Gonzalez is IITA Soil Health Scientist based in Kenya. In this interview, Cortada-Gonzalez talks about how she started in science and her journey so far as a scientist. Q: As an upcoming young female scientist at IITA, did you always want to pursue a science career? A: Actually not. Surprisingly, when I was…

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