The book entitled “The Gender Gap in Mathematics, Computing and Natural Sciences: An Approach from Latin America” has been recently presented at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru, on Monday October 22nd, 2018. The presentation was given on the occasion of the International Workshop on Professional Skills for Young Women in Science, Technology and Engineering that took place at this university, the oldest of Latin America. The book, published by the Mexican Physical Society, is about to be released. It is the result of the Regional Latin American Workshop associated to the Gender Gap in Science Project that took place in Bogota, Colombia, in November 2017. The book contains articles written by workshop participants on initiatives to reduce the gender gap in science in the region and has the coordination of Lilia Meza Montes from the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico and Silvina Ponce Dawson from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. The book will be distributed among research and academic institutions of Latin America and the Caribbean. It will also be available to download from various sites. It is expected that the book will inspire and encourage the scientific and academic community and the people in decision-making positions in relevant institutions of the region to help advance towards a more inclusive and diverse practice of science and technology in Latin America and the Caribbean.
From right to left, starting at the third position: Alba Avila Bernal, local organizer of the Latin American Regional Workshop associated to the Gender Gap in Science Project, Bogota, Colombia, 2017; Silvina Ponce Dawson, member of the Executive Committee of the Gender Gap in Science Project and co-coordinator of the book; Lilia Meza Montes, co-coordinator of the book; M. Elizabeth Canales Aybar, Academic Vice-president of Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru; Maria Luisa Ceron Loayza, local organizer of the International Workshop on Professional Skills for Women in Science, Technology and Engineering.