TalTech materials scientist Maarja Grossberg was granted the recognition of the L’Oréal Baltic program "For women in science" last year. She acknowledges that there aren't many women in science and as a woman, it can sometimes be difficult. At the same time, it's very satisfying and proud to scientifically solve some important social problem, and she advises young women to choose an academic career.
"I'm proud to be a successful young female scientist, and I hope that by sharing my story, I can encourage young women to pick an academic career. I am surrounded by several wonderful female scientists at work, and they all prove that women can be excellent researchers, mentors, and leaders in academic circles," said Grossberg.
The L’Oréal Baltic "For women in science" program is the only one in the Baltics that in collaboration with the Estonian National Commission for UNESCO and the Estonian Academy of Sciences supports the professional growth of female scientists and achieving goals that are important to them.
The 2021 L’Oréal Baltic "For women in science" contest for a 6000 euro prize is now open. Read more.
The project's homepage: www.forwomeninscience.com