ATHENA European University strives for gender equality, inclusion and balance in STEM disciplines and science in general by clearly acknowledging such issues in our program and addressing them within our daily activities.
Although the global community has made a lot of effort to inspire and engage women and girls in science, they continue to be excluded or deficiently participated in science in many parts of the world. A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) disciplines worldwide. Therefore, it is essential to mark international days addressing gender equality to educate the public, address global problems, and celebrate achievements.
Starting with International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11, 2023) over International Women’s Day (March 8, 2023) to International Girls in ICT Day (April 27, 2023) and International Women in Engineering Day (June 23, 2023), ATHENA will celebrate women and girls scientists by publishing interviews with them on our Research initiatives page.