Women and Girls in STEM Forum: a step closer to gender equality?

On 28 October, the Girls Go Circular initiative, in collaboration with the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC), organised the first edition of the Women and Girls in STEM Forum.

This online forum gathered researchers, professionals, and stakeholders in STEM and equal opportunities to discuss the challenge of eliminating gender bias and achieving gender equality in digital and STEM-related disciplines. They highlighted gender gaps in leadership, pay and investment, and the importance of peer support and role models. The aim was to inspire future policy actions in the European Union on these topics. More than 1,000 people registered for this online event and had the opportunity to exchange with the speakers, mentors, and their peers.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, opened the Women and Girls in STEM Forum and invited the attendees to join the upcoming editions, including the one that will be held next year. Stay tuned!

More information about the Women and Girls in STEM Forum is available here.

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