Meet the Mycotoxin Team: The Mars GFSC’s First All-Female Research Team


Cuckston, Georgina

Science Communications Manager

Meet the Mycotoxin Team

This UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science we continue to campaign for full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls across the globe. Even though women have made tremendous progress, they are still under-represented in fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. (STEM)

At the Mars Global Food Safety Center (GFSC) we know more must be done to achieve gender equality in STEM and empower women and girls to follow their passions for science.

We have a strong history of celebrating women in science, including hosting events and functions with the AMCHAM Women’s Advisory Council to offer real-world exposure to professional environments and inspiring role models, creating environments in which women can have open discussions about the barriers they have faced as a women in STEM, and provide council to their peers to help learn and grow together.

We are also proud to work with some of the best and the brightest scientists in the world. 75 percent of our site team is female, and we have an all-female team in our Mycotoxin Risk Management program.

At Mars, we believe in elevating women’s voices and listening to their experiences and perspectives. Today we’re talking to our all-female Mycotoxin team about what it means to them to be women in STEM. Click on the link below to hear what they had to say: