We take the occasion of the International Women’s Day to give our START project’s status in terms of gender equality.
A few weeks ago we ran an internal “Initial Gender Diagnosis” to understand what is the gender balance within the partners of the Consortium concerning the personnel involved in the project. The results were relatively good: 40% of the people involved in START are women, with 1 female workpackage leader, 5 task leaders, and 3 team leaders. As always, some room for improvement towards gender balance, that is still not perfect in Europe in the Scientific and Technical sector, especially in manufacturing; but a good starting point!
To celebrate this 8th of March 2023 we will offer you today three contributions from some of our colleagues, as representatives of the female side of the consortium: Gracia Olivenza of ASGMI (Spain) and Concepción Fernández Leyva of IGME-CSIC (Spain) that have recorded videos for the occasion; and Patricia Almeida Carvalho of SINTEF (Norway).
Let us give a meaning to this Day also during the rest of the year!