On 4 September 2020, the ENGIE project organised the online International Workshop with Invited Women Experts. The main objective of the workshop was to identify the motivators and barriers for empowering young women to become geoscientists and engineers. For this purpose, successful women in the field of geoscience and geoengineering were invited to participate in the forum.
The project ‘ENGIE – Encouraging Girls to Study Geosciences and Engineering’ aims to turn the interest of 13-18 years old girls to study geosciences and related engineering disciplines. As career decisions are generally made in this period of life, the project aims to contribute to improving gender balance in the fields of geoscience and geoengineering. The EU-funded project, which was launched in January 2020, is developing an awareness-raising strategy and creating a stakeholder network for the implementation of a set of outreach actions in more than twenty European countries. Eighteen invited women from academia, and the public and private sectors participated in the joint learning experience. The participants represented a range of sectors of geosciences such as geothermal, marine sciences, mining, civil engineering and geophysics. All of them hold senior positions and can be considered as role models for the next generation of geoscientists.
The full press release can be found via this link.
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