Albanian Women in STEM – Evolving Policies, Structures and Culture

  • 08 February, 2021

Albanian Women in STEM – Evolving Policies, Structures and Culture

11 February 2021
15:00 - 16:30

Women are under-represented in most STEM fields, both in academia and industry, such under-representation increases the higher one moves in the hierarchical ladder. Digitalization and innovation provide an ever-growing array of employment opportunities for STEM employees, further increasing pay gap between these sectors and the rest, further increasing pay gap between women and men in societies, thus contributing to increasing disparities and slowing social and economic empowerment of women. To increase women representation in STEM supporting policies should be enacted at central level, accompanied by structural changes, in terms of gender-based discrimination, access to opportunities and spaces, as well as cultural changes, among women and men. The Centre Science and Innovation for Development (SCiDEV), with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Albania, in the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, is organizing an e-discussion on how to ensure a systematic increase of women representation in STEM. Representatives from the policy sector, academia, and industry, will discuss on the steps and measures necessary to increase women participation in STEM. Proceedings from the discussion will be published and promoted, as well as integrated in the upcoming #WomeninSTEMNetwork hosted under SCiDEV.

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