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Women and Girls in STEM Forum

Bringing together policymakers, industry leaders, and students to advance the European agenda on gender equality in STEM education and careers.

When?

26 October 2022, between 13:30 – 16:30 CET.

Where?

Online, live streamed from Brussels.

Who can participate?

Anyone interested in fostering gender equality in science and technology.

Background

On 26 October 2022, the EIT Community – in collaboration with the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) – is organising the second edition of the Women and Girls in STEM Forum. The hybrid event will gather researchers, practitioners, and influential stakeholders in STEM and gender equality and connect them with the students participating in Girls Go Circular’s innovative learning programme.

Theme

This year’s theme is “Empowering Girls in Science and Technology”. Girls and young women will have a pivotal role in the event and inspire their peers and the audience, engaging in discussions on eliminating gender bias from STEM with EU policymakers, scientists, and entrepreneurs and sharing success stories to inspire the future EU action on these themes. The Women and Girls in STEM Forum will also celebrate the participation of more than 13,000 of girls from 12 European countries in the Girls Go Circular project and offer them the opportunity to receive mentoring from leading professionals.

Programme

The Women and Girls in STEM Forum will encompass two parallel streams:

  • A high-level panel: hosting policymakers, researchers, and other influential stakeholders in digital education and gender equality. They discuss the challenge of eliminating gender bias from STEM, entrepreneurial, and digital disciplines and give their recommendations for future action.

  • A student mentoring session: Students involved in the Girls Go Circular project meet inspirational mentors and exchange with their peers. Women at the forefront of creating a green and digital transition and in leading entrepreneurial positions act as role models and inspire students to embrace their passion free from societal or cultural prejudice.

This event, hosted by EIT RawMaterials, is supported by the European Commission-funded European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), which is Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem offering opportunities for innovators at every step of their journey.


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