Women scientists are leading ground-breaking researchers across the world. But despite their remarkable discoveries, women still represent just 33.3% of researchers globally, and their work rarely gains the recognition it deserves. Less than 4 % of Nobel Prizes for science have ever been awarded to women. (UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030 (2021))
Women and girls represent almost half of the world’s population and, therefore, half of its potential. Engaging the perspectives from women and men alike, leads to more informed and creative solutions for social well-being and prosperity.
It is important for us to share and celebrate the achievements of these women, in the hope of raising aspirations and confidence for other women in the future.
The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it – Kalpana Chawla.
Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian origin to go to space, finds a special place in our hearts and a role model for her determination, grit, courage and belief in passion and the desire to achieve one’s dreams. Not only did she achieve her dreams but she also led her life with the highest sense of values and purpose in every respect.
On the occasion of 60th Birth Anniversary of Kalpana Chawla, SIF constitutes the Kalpana Chawla Awards - 2022 for the women achievers across UAE in the following categories:
Our awards showcase the remarkable accomplishments of women across UAE and will inspire future generations
Chairperson of Organizing committee,
Kalpana Chawla Awards 2022.