On February 11, 2022, we celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science. President of the General Assembly Abdulla Shahid launched a video podcast series entitled, “In Conversation with…”, to spotlight eminent persons, activists, and experts in priority areas related to his Presidency of Hope.
The first episode features Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space.
Dr. Bondar has previously taken part in events organized by the United Nations, including the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).
In the podcast, the President and Dr. Bondar discuss their mutual love of science, obstacles to unique to women in pursuing a career in science, and her thoughts about what policymakers could do to support women and girls in the Sciences.