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Society needs to help girls be more confident about their abilities about maths and science, according to Jennifer Thomson, the executive president of the Organisation for Women Scientists for the Developing World (OWSD), a body that aims to nurture female researchers in the global South. Thomson is the winner of the 2004 L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science for Africa prize, and the first woman to head a department at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She now wants to increase OWSD’s representation around the world and appoint ambassadors who can help open doors to aspiring female scientists in the developing world.

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