Second Webinar on Attracting and motivating girls toward STEM and ICT studies and professions


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Second Webinar on Attracting and motivating girls toward STEM and ICT studies and professions

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Second Webinar of the EQUAL-IST Webinar Series: “Towards the implementation of Gender Equality Plans” on Attracting and motivating girls toward STEM and ICT studies and professions

The EQUAL-IST Team invites you to participate in the second Webinar titled: “Attracting and motivating girls toward STEM and ICT studies and careers: good practices in the EU, of the four EQUAL-IST Webinars series: “Towards the implementation of Gender Equality Plans”.

As many STEM/ICT Universities affected by very low rates of female students choose to put efforts to recruit more girls by reaching out to Upper Secondary Schools: also in the EQUAL-IST Gender Equality Plans such actions play indeed an important role. Therefore, this second webinar has the aim of exploring the following issues by way of presenting and discussing some among the most valuable good practices (VHTO, NTNU ADA Project, LeanIN STEM, Perspektiwy) in this field in Europe:

  • Which arguments and communication strategies prove to be more effective in reaching out and raising girls interest in STEM and ICT?
  • Which concrete methods and tools are suitable, and did they show to function?
  • How universities can collaborate with schools, companies, NGOs and other stakeholders
  • Which costs and which funding models?

After the presentations, Q&As and a knowledge sharing session are going to take place as well.

All you need is a stable internet connection and a headset. Interested?

Then, stay tuned to find out how to participate!

The webinars are open access and anyone can attend, watch and participate.

However, we must mention that there are going to be limited online open seats, so you will have to log in at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the Webinar!

Webinar’s Agenda

13:00 Welcome & Introduction to webinar series and the topic of the day, Maria Sangiuliano, Università Ca’ Foscari Department of Computer Sciences- EQUAL-IST Project.

13.05 The ITforSHE and LeanInSTEM campaigns and programs in Poland, Bianka Siwinska, Perspektywy Educational Foundation

Perspektywy is an NGO working initiator of public campaign “Girls to Technical Schools” and Start-up Academy for female students of technical and exact sciences studies, as well as projects: “Lean in STEM”, “IT for SHE”, “Girls Learn!” and “New technologies for girls” scholarships (in cooperation with Intel) and partner of the program “Study in Poland” with the Conference of Polish Academic Rectors.

13.20 Q&A Session

13.30 The Girl Project Ada increases the number of girls in STEM in Norway, Line Berg, NTNU (NO)

This presentation will provide insights on a Project designed and run by the University which has proven to raise the % of enrolled girls in STEM courses along the years leveraging on different ‘on campus’ and ‘hands on’ experiences offered to girls and collaboration with industry players.

13.45 Q&A Session

13.55 The DigiVita, Mentoring Circles and projects with Secondary Schools in the Netherlands, Ester van Schaik, VHTO (NL)

VHTO is the National Organization promoting gender equality in STEM in the Netherlands and have tested several methodologies in this field with a comprehensive approach targeting girls, parents, teachers and in strict collaboration with national authorities in the education sector. These guidelines can be applied to ICT-IST research organizations will also be shared.

14.10 Q&A Session

14.20 – Wrap up and closing the webinar, Maria Sangiuliano (UNIVE)

Our Invited Keynote Speakers

Bianka Siwinska

Bianka Siwinska studied at Warsaw University, Humboldt Univeristät in Berlin and Columbia University in New York City. She conducted research in NIFU STEP in Oslo and has authored several books and research reports. She is a journalist Scientist and the executive director of Educational Foundation “Perspektywy.” She is also initiator of public campaign “Girls to Technical Schools” and Start-up Academy for female students of technical and exact sciences studies, as well as projects: “Lean in STEM”, “IT for SHE”, “Girls Learn!”, and “New technologies for girls” scholarships.

Line Berg

Line holds an MBA from EAE in Spain and a Bachelor in International Business from Griffith University, Australia. She has lived and worked in Australia, Argentina, Korea and Spain and now works as the project manager of the Girl Project Ada at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology with recruiting more females to the ICT studies. NTNU Film Working for more girls in STEM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA8IuCsbuEU

Ester Van Schaick

Ester has been working as Policy Officer at VHTO, national expert organization on women in STEM in the Netherlands, since 2009. She is responsible for evaluation, research, analyzing quantitative data and coordinating European projects. She is also coordinator of the European Association for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiTEC) – the Netherlands.

Guidelines on how to attend the Second Webinar of the EQUAL-IST Webinar Series will be share with you Soon!

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Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CET

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