ScienceGrrl, a group of scientists who believe in gender equality in science careers, have launched a new set of underwear in a bid to inspire women.
The group have teamed up with Who Made Your Pants? (WMYP), a social business created to empower marginalised women through work, to create the limited edition pants which come with a customised USB stick.
Sales of the pants will help fund the work of each of these empowering organizations.
Becky John, founder of Who Made Your Pants? said: “We believe that every little girl should grow up believing that she has as much chance as every little boy of flying to the moon or living on the international space station.
“We believe that at five, ten or fifteen years old, girls’ horizons should be as wide as boys and we believe that hope is priceless, and that aspiration is key to driving people out of poverty, both financial and of ambition. Who Made Your Pants? is all about empowering women. We love ScienceGrrl’s determination to show real women doing real science and are delighted to be working
ScienceGrrl is an organisation to encourage girls to consider a career in science through real role models, connecting with local schools and providing work experience opportunities, and many other activities supporting those in science careers.
Liz Bonnin, Scientist and TV presenter said:“This is a wonderful collaboration between two organisations that share a passion to inspire and empower. I’m delighted to be associated with this gorgeous product which has at its heart such noble ambition, and to be part of an initiative that encourages women to reach for the stars and achieve their dreams."
Dr Heather Williams, Medical Physicist and Director of ScienceGrrl, commented: “We’re delighted to be partnering with WMYP. ScienceGrrl seeks to collaborate and strengthen like-minded organisations and initiatives, and I think we have a lot in common with WMYP in encouraging women to reach for the stars and fulfil their potential.”