“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” -Marie Curie
It is great honor and privilege for me to serve as President of Nepalese Society for Women in Physics (NSWIP). The previous year 2019 marked as significant year for Nepalese women physicist as we successfully organized ‘Second regional Conference on Women in Physics (RCWIP-2019)’, held in March 27-29, 2019 in Kathmandu. The conference was the first of its kind in Nepal and was the premier forum for the women physicists of the region for presentation and discussions of new achievements in research and women issues of different countries. It was the events which boosted the morale and inspired young physicists. The theme of the conference was ‘Fostering professional development and nurturing future women leaders’. The conference was one of the world class event organized to provide an international platform for young women physicists. From this conference, we have gained more than just the social benefits that came from the meeting with great women and working with them to improve opportunities for women in our community.
We are very thankful to the organizing committee, national international advisory committee, invited speakers, session chair, faculty members, researchers and students, who have supported for this meaningful event.
With the support and collaboration from national and international esteemed institutions, we are confident that the Society shall continue to provide remarkable opportunities that support women and young girls in exploring education and career. It cannot only enhance their professional lives but also provide meaningful contribution for the overall development of the country.
On behalf of the entire NSWIP community, I wish you a very happy and fruitful New Year 2020 and I look forward to continuing our journey of learning, networking, advocacy and growing together!
Nilam Shrestha Pradhan, PhD