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The Hypatias project, promoted by the equality unit of the University of Valladolid, aims to give visibility to women with an impact in their fields of work. To know what roles they play, what social and personal challenges they have achieved and what barriers they have encountered to reach the position they are in now. The importance of giving visibility to women in fields that historically and socially have a differentiated masculine character, also trying to encourage the rest of women, in our case, belonging to the university community either as students or professionals, to follow their dreams and set out to achieve goals that perhaps they believe impossible because they are women. The visibility of these refuted women will generate a space for dialogue and knowledge in order to empower the female collective.

Mª Luz Rodríguez Méndez, Inorganic Chemistry Full Professor at the Industrial Engineering School of the University of Valladolid and director of the UVaSens research group, was selected to be interviewed by Cristina González Pedraz: PhD in Journalism. Journalist at the DiCYT-Fundación 3CIN Agency.