Dubai Expo 2020 will bring together leading women in science who have broken gender stereotypes to share their success stories.
Dubai Expo 2020 will highlight and raise awareness on gender equality in Stem fields — science, technology, engineering and maths — during the world fair, being held from October 1 to March 31.
The Dubai Expo is collaborating with the UAE’s Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and other UN offices to create discussion around the challenges faced by women in these fields.
Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology and chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency, said the Emirates Mars Mission had “set an unprecedented standard” for the inclusion of women.
Women made up 34 per cent of the Emirates Mars Mission and 80 per cent of its science team.