Breaking Barriers in Science: The Women of DoubleRainbow Biosciences

11 Feb 2023

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Every year on February 11th, the world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This day is dedicated to acknowledging the critical role that women and girls play in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and promoting gender equality and the full and equal participation of women and girls in STEM education and careers.

This year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science theme is IDEAS: Bringing Everyone Forward for Sustainable and Equitable Development.” This theme emphasizes the importance of innovation, demonstration, elevation, advancement, and sustainability in the STEM fields. It highlights the need for increased participation of women and girls in STEM to achieve sustainable and equitable development.

At Double Rainbow, we are proud to support the ambitions of this year’s theme by working towards revolutionizing human health through emerging sustainable technologies. Our work supports the goals of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 9 and SDG 11, which aim to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable indus­tri­al­iza­tion, and make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

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Critical to achieving our scientific ambitions is building an organization that values and provides an opportunity for diverse perspectives. We believe that the best ideas come from robust scientific debate fueled by a range of expertise and experiences. That is why Double Rainbow has worked to build a nearly 50% female workforce, including leaders in metabolic engineering, CMC, and lab operations. Our female employees are making significant contributions to the company’s mission of using synthetic biology to improve human health and the environment.

A diverse workforce that includes women in STEM positions is crucial to ensuring that the full range of perspectives and experiences is brought to bear on scientific and technological problems. Women in STEM bring unique skills, experiences, and perspectives essential to driving innovation and solving complex problems sustainably and equitably.

Over the last few decades, the world’s understanding of climate change has improved thanks to science, technology, and the dedication of some of the world’s top climate scientists. We are proud to see our workforce joining the countless women at the forefront of the climate action movement, and we will continue to pay tribute to and prioritize elevating the voices of women who champion sustainable and equitable development for all.

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