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Meet some of RIPE's wonder women

International Women’s Day was first established in the early 1900s as a day where all women can gather together to rally for gender equality. A century later, IWD continues to be a platform that drives political action and support in recognition of women’s achievements in the social, economic, and political arenas in life.

In celebration of this important day, the RIPE project is shining a spotlight on some of our female scientists who have provided meaningful contributions in plant science to achieve a more food-secure future. Much like the iconic Wonder Woman, these RIPE wonder women are making the world a better place.

Eng Kee Au

Graphic illustration of Eng Kee Au.

Cindy Chan

Graphic illustration of Cindy Chan

Katherine Meacham-Hensold

Graphic Illustration of Katherine Meacham-Hensold.

Jooyeon Jeong

Graphic illustration of Jooyean Jeong

Viviana Rosati

Graphic illustration of Viviana Rosati

Sarah Rottet

Graphic illustration of Sarah Rottet

Liana Acevedo-Siaca

Graphic illustration of Liana Acevedo-Siaca

Ursula Ruiz Vera

Graphic illustration of Ursula Ruiz Vera

Julia Walter

Graphic illustration of Julia Walter

Text by: Amanda Nguyen || Illustrations by: Marina Trigueros of Cariboo Design