"Everyone benefits" when women work in science

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First annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

When women are given career opportunities in maths and science fields, everyone benefits.

That's according to some attendees at the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science held recently at UN headquarters in New York.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known by the acronym, STEM, have in many countries traditionally been dominated by men.

The UN is hoping that will change.

Janie Cangelosi has been speaking with US high-school students Liz Makoff and Kaitlin McQuade, as well as Professor Maureen Roller from Adelphi University

She began by asking Kaitlin McQuade why it's important for women and girls to get into science.

We then hear from Professor Maureen Roller and Liz Makoff.

Duration: 4'00"

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