On March 7, in commemoration of the International Women’s Day, the Polytechnic School and FEMenGIN we brought together some fifty women related to the technological field to participate in the “II Speed Networking / Mentoring with engineers of the world” professional “. The aim of this activity was that professional women in engineering and technology could share their experiences and support the students of the Polytechnic College.
The day began with a round table presenting various associations and actions that exist to attract female talent to the field of technology, engineering and architecture and building. These were: Young IT Girls, Femmeinline, Gironès Educational Service, representing the City Council of Girona and led by CETIG. The FEMEM project was also presented as the first stage of development, a continuous mentoring for the students of our faculty.
Then it was carried out, Speed Networking which offered the maximum support to the new generations from direct contact with women are in multinational companies, SMEs or in the public administration of the STEM area, with whom they could share concerns and doubts. In this second edition 40 women participated and more than 220 relationships were created.
This initiative was supported by the Board of Trustees of the Polytechnic School, the Social Council of the University of Girona and the Social Commitment Unit of the University of Girona, from the conviction that diversity enriches and from a gender perspective Specific actions are needed to improve the presence of women in the engineering world.
We want to thank all those who participated and collaborated with us, it was a success!