International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Celebrating All Women and Girls in Science


By Kelly Baker, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer & Phil Rolchigo, EVP and Chief Technology Officer, and Co-Executive Sponsor of the Pentair Women’s Resource Group

Today we celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Designated by the United Nations General Assembly, the day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Advocating for More Women in Science Is Personal


If you ask Ntokozo Sithole – the general manager at Kimberly-Clark’s Enstra manufacturing facility in South Africa – what drives her to succeed daily, she’ll say without hesitation, “having more women in manufacturing and science, especially in leadership roles.”

Ntokozo says science has always been part of her life. She studied science and engineering in the 1990’s and has been in the industry for 28 years. She remembers the environment for a woman in science back then as less than welcoming.  

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