• S. Loesser

Women Researchers' Festival: #ChooseToChallenge

To celebrate the International Women's Day 2021 on 8 March, Female Empowerment Maastricht University – FEM and Pint of Science are hosting the first ever Women Researchers' Festival at Maastricht University.

#ChooseToChallenge is this year's International Women's Day's campaign slogan. There are many challenges yet to overcome on the way to equality and complete self determination – but from challenge comes change. This is why all of us should constantly keep choosing to challenge ourselves. Even though the world of research and science might still be a challenging one for women, one should never make the mistake of ignoring the innovative spirit of so many female researchers.

Through the Women Researchers' Festival, FEM and Pint of Science are giving many wonderful women researchers the possibility to promote their ideas and projects as well as providing a platform to foster possible collaborations. Also non-researchers are warmly welcome to listen to many great and innovative projects being presented.

We had a conversation with Dr. Christina Peristeridou, founder and co-chair of FEM and Taichi Ochi, the director of Pint of Science Netherlands about the event, women researchers in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine and the importance to keep choosing to challenge ourselves.

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