Dr. Deshmukh and the dream of equality
Out of the laboratory, into equal opportunities
Normally, Dr. Pallavi Deshmukh works at our laboratory in Mumbai. Late in 2018, she ventured onto the stage of STEM4Girls. Touring through six Indian cities, she spoke to 3,000 enthusiastic girls about the sciences. Dr. Deshmukh was delighted to inspire the girls. But as a scientist, her expectations remain realistic: “If just one percent of the girls can realize their dreams, then I will have achieved a lot,” says the 38-year-old.
The future of science is female
Diversity and equality are a matter of course at all of our facilities. As an employer, we bring different people together with exciting ideas. But we also engage ourselves for equality beyond the limits of our company.
Since 2014 we have been working on the STEM4Girls program together with the Organization “Greenlight for Girls”.
Our mission is to get girls excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In India, this collaboration began with 100 girls in Delhi in 2016. This year, as part of STEM4Girls, our Indian colleagues talked to 3,000 enthusiastic girls in six cities about science themes.