The photografic exhibition “A Life as a Scientist” is arriving in Israel and Costa Rica

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the photographic exhibition "A life as a scientist", inspired by the "100 women against stereotypes" project conceived by the Bracco Foundation, lands in Costa Rica and Israel, in collaboration with the Italian Embassies.

The stunning photographs by Gerald Bruneau feature the faces and expertise of some of the greatest Italian scientists, who are part of the "100 Women Against Stereotypes" project, created to promote female expertise in fields still perceived as male-dominated. Biologists, chemists, pharmacologists, engineers, astrophysicists, mathematicians, surgeons, paleontologists, and computer scientists are just some of the professions of the scientists portrayed.

The exhibition has already been displayed in Prague, various cities in the United States, and Italy, and is now on a grand tour in Central America. On this year's International Women's Day, it will be exhibited in both Haifa, Israel, and Heredia, Costa Rica.

The first event was inaugurated by the Italian Embassy in Tel Aviv and The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and was attended by Sergio Barbanti, the Italian Ambassador to Israel, Prof. Uri Sivan, the President of the Technion, and Fulvio Renoldi Bracco, CEO of Bracco Imaging, and Gaela Bernini, Secretary General of Fondazione Bracco.

The Costa Rican event, on the other hand, was held at the National University of Costa Rica in Heredia, attended by Italian Ambassador Alberto Colella, UNA Rector Francisco Gonzalez, Minister of Women's Affairs Cindy Quesada, Fabrizio Grillo, Director of International Relations at Bracco, and the President of the UNA University Council and Jeannette Valverde, founder of the Network of Academic and Research Women of the National University.​​​​​​​

At both inaugural ceremonies, Diana Bracco sent a heartfelt video message: "I hope this international initiative can inspire especially young girls and convince them not to accept the prejudice that women are less suitable for technical or scientific studies than men. Therefore, I am truly grateful to the promoters for choosing our project as an example to emphasize the importance of UN SDG number 5. The world of work needs women prepared in STEM paths. Happy International Women's Day to all!"


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