How can Generation Y encourage more women to become leaders in science?

Shortly after the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic when France went into the first lockdown in 2020, a friend and I held a virtual toast to honour the 75th birthday of Pippi Longstocking, the free-spirited fictional character who believed that anything is possible. A childhood heroine for many of us born in the 1980s and 1990s, Pippi Longstocking was invented by Astrid Lindgren not long after the death of the pioneering scientist Marie Curie in 1934.