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Celebrating Women in Science

Every year for International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and International Women's Day, we shine a spotlight on some of the many fantastic women leading the way at the ICR.

Through different themes, we explore the stories of some of our scientists and hear from them about their experiences as women pursuing science careers.


Meet our researchers

Hear from women at different stages of their careers, sharing their experiences of working in science.


Hear from three of our researchers

In 2022, we held a Twitter Space, hosted by Rose Wu, discussing the challenges and opportunities experienced by three of our cancer researchers, Holly Tovey, Dr Vivian Dimou, and Dr Alison Tree and their advice for future women in science. You can listen back to it below.


I want the ICR to be a workplace which reflects our wider community, and where everyone feels valued and supported at each stage of their career. Our strength lies in our diverse workforce - we need differing perspectives and insights to enable a creative, vibrant and successful culture. Like most places, we have work to do as we strive for equity in the workplace - and I am committed to playing our part in tackling systemic barriers in academia, and to make meaningful progress in addressing representation in the workplace. Kristian Helin, Chief Executive of The Institute of Cancer Research, London

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