Can you imagine what would have happened if Einstein had been born a woman? Well, that most likely we would not know who Einstein is today. Because, probably, all the credit for her discoveries would have been taken by a fellow male researcher... or even by her own husband. This phenomenon, known as the Matilda Effect in honour of Matilda Joslyn Gage, who was the first activist to denounce it, highlights the injustice of systematically ignoring the findings of brilliant women scientists throughout history.
At AMIT, we strongly believe that the lack of female role models in science has a negative impact on girls' career aspirations, contributing to a low feminine representation in STEM degrees at universities.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE INSPIRED
The #NoMoreMatildas campaign aims to reclaim these women by bringing them into textbooks, so they can become inspiring role models for girls that have been leaded to believe that science is only for men. Through the discoveries, findings and contributions of these brave women, we want to arouse scientific interest among young girls and teenagers.