Twenty of the 50 new World Academy of Sciences fellows are women
An impressive 40 per cent of the new fellows elected to the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are women, the closest the organisation has come to gender parity in its intake history.
Of the 50 new fellows of the organisation, which based in Trieste, Italy, 20 are women. Six are from science and technology-lagging countries such as Bangladesh, Kenya, Mali, Algeria and Nepal. The main objective of TWAS is to promote science in developing countries.