As the world commemorates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGS) on February 11, HarvestPlus CEO Beverley Postma underscores the importance of women in the global effort to improve nutrition.

Speaking on the Voice of America’s African News Tonight program, Postma cites the leading role that women are playing in the development and promotion of biofortified nutritious crops to fight hidden hunger, and encourages more women and girls to become scientists.

You can listen to the full interview below.