Celebrating Women and Girls in Science
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science calls attention to the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. As a project led by many women—and dedicated to helping mothers nourish their families so they can live healthy, productive lives—we commemorate this important day by recognizing a few of the scientists whose efforts make our work possible.
Angella Atero: Fascination with Food Leads to Fulfilling Career
Angella Atero is a nutritionist and food technologist who has been fascinated with food and health since she was a teenager.
“I read a lot about the nutritional value of foods and particularly got interested in the nutrition of children, as I had a younger brother and sister,” she says. “I tried to make healthy recipes for my mum to prepare for us. I just loved to know what was in what I was eating.”
Angélica Jaramillo: Creating Happiness with Chemistry
Angélica Jaramillo knew she had an interest in and knack for chemistry—which she studied at the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, but wasn’t quite sure how she wanted to apply it in her career. “I thought it better to first learn the basics of the science and then find the application I wanted,” she says.