For Girls in Science

The Fondation L’Oréal encourages girls to consider science as a career through education programs.

For Girls in Science FWIS L'Oréal

Inspiring girls to become scientists

To help raise the profile of science as an attractive career and inspire girls to become scientists, the Fondation L’Oréal established its For Girls in Science program in 2014, in France.

Reaching school pupils is fundamental to overcoming misconceptions that science is too difficult, monotonous or elitist, and fighting the illusion that scientific research is a "man’s job". It is a fundamental part of our work to encourage more young women to embrace scientific careers.

With this program, the Fondation L'Oréal and its scientific ambassadresses are going out to meet young students from middle school to high school, throughout France, to break down preconceived ideas about scientific careers and women in science.

More than 54,000 girls reached in schools across France. 

Our scientific ambassadresses

In just five years, our 150 scientific ambassadresses – including L’Oréal-UNESCO fellows– have reached more than 54,000 girls in schools across France.

Similarly, we created with Universcience shows called "And what if science was for me?!", inviting hundreds of young people to a dynamic, interactive show at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris. Through these events, our ambassadresses shared their experiences and answered pupils’ questions.

Young girls in science classes