13 initiatives which promote female talent in STEM and its content, including “Women in Science and Technology at the Basque Network of Technology Parks”, have signed a manifest, the content of which was created during the online event organised by the Spanish Technological Platform for Disruptive Technologies (DISRUPTIVE) held on 11 February, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Following an initial analysis on 11 February during an online event at which impressions were exchanged and proposals put forward to join forces and work together, the 13 participating networks have kept in touch to outline a document in which they undertake to work on the development of a set of ten proposals with the aim of achieving greater impact on reducing the gender gap in the area of STEM. The Network of Basque Technology Parks with their initiative “Women in Science and Technology” forms part of this joint plan.
During the initial meeting a number of proposals for action were put forward. These include actions relating to the creation of a meeting point where resources and tools can be shared, collaboration with public policies in R&D&I through increased involvement in the structures and organisations set up by the government, promoting increased involvement of businesses and greater collaboration with educational establishments and the press and fostering measures which support the role of the female entrepreneur and investor in STEM.
The initiatives which have signed the manifest today took part in the online session: Science and Technology in Feminine (APTE-ATPS), Women in Malaga TechPark, Fem Talent, AMIT – MIT, W4STEAM, Inspiring Girls, Talent Woman, Initiative 11F, STEM Talent Girl (ASTI Foundation), STEM FOR GIRLS UC3M, Women Space Extremadura, Andalucía STEM and Women in Science and Technology at the Basque Network of Technology Parks.
Lastly, the manifest includes ten proposals for actions which summarise the ideas put forward at the meeting held on 11 February. This is presented today on the occasion of another important anniversary, 8 March, International Women’s Day.