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Biography of Grace OLADUNI TAYLOR

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Dr Grace Oladuni Taylor is one of Africa's most accomplished woman scientists.She is Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Pathology at the University pf Ibadn (Nigeria).

In her speech on the third point of the For Women in Science Commitment Charter, ''Encourage women scientists to act as agents of change,'' Dr. Grace Olandunni Taylor told of her efforts to make a real difference in the lives of women science students in her native Nigeria.

Grace Oladunni Taylor, L'OREAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureate 1998 Africa

"Even as a student I was already interested in helping girls enter science. At one time my plan was to provide scholarships to secondary school girls, but when I won the L'OREAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Award I began to aim much higher.

I have been working with the Nigerian branch of TWOWS (Third World Organization for Women in Science) to encourage women in their research projects and to encourage them to become leaders in our profession. At a meeting of this organization in Cape Town, South Africa I am proud to say that several other L'OREAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureates were in attendance. In fact, I took a tape of the 1998 ceremony to show everyone there that L'OREAL and UNESCO really are doing something for women in science!"



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