Women and Girls in STEM Forum 2022
26 October 2022 at 13:30 - 16:30
Empowering Girls in Science and Technology
#WGSF22 – Second Edition
On 26 October 2022, Girls Go Circular – in collaboration with the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) – is organising the second edition of the Women and Girls in STEM Forum. The event will gather researchers, practitioners, and influential stakeholders in STEM and gender equality and connect them with the students participating in Girls Go Circular’s innovative learning programme.
The second edition’s theme is “Empowering Girls in Science and Technology”. Girls and young women will have a pivotal role in the event and inspire their peers and the audience, engaging in discussions on eliminating gender bias from STEM with EU policymakers, scientists, and entrepreneurs and sharing success stories to inspire the future EU action on these themes. The Women and Girls in STEM Forum will also celebrate the participation of thousands of girls from 11 European countries in the Girls Go Circular project and offer them the opportunity to receive mentoring from leading professionals.
Closing the Gender Gap for a Sustainable Future
There is a clear link between promoting transversal – digital and entrepreneurial – skills, STEM disciplines, and the green and digital transitions in the European Union. Innovation, novel perspectives, and creative solutions in these fields are vital for a prosperous and sustainable future. Therefore, it is crucial that diverse actors, including women and under-represented groups, take part in ensuring a more inclusive and just transition. The Women and Girls in STEM Forum contributes to the discussion on achieving a carbon-neutral, circular economy and addressing the gender gap in education and training.