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Celebrating International Women’s Day

SKA Global Headquarters, 11 March 2019: The SKA has many talented women working across the project, in science, engineering, computing, project management and many other roles, based at SKA Global Headquarters in the UK and in our partner organisations around the world.

The SKA’s strength is its diversity: people from many backgrounds, countries and specialisms coming together in this global project to build the world’s largest radio telescope. Designing and building the SKA would not be possible without the input of many talented women and their widespread expertise.

The SKA Organisation’s Board of Directors is chaired by Dr. Catherine Cesarsky, a trailblazer for women in science, and we spoke to her for International Women’s Day 2019.

“It is important to promote the role of women in science because science belongs to everybody. Women are half of humanity and of course they have every right to be involved in science just like men,” said Dr. Cesarsky. “Unfortunately too often they’re told or made to feel, as young girls in schools, that this is not the case, and this is wrong. Every woman who has a inclination for science should be able to find it and follow it.”

Learn more about the many women who contribute their skills to Team SKA via the links below.

The women engineers helping to design the SKA

SKA celebrates the contributions of women in science

Click below to hear Catherine talk about breaking glass ceilings, and how she has paved the way for those who have followed in her footsteps.