Women & STEM - panel discussion

Embassy of Denmark, Brussels
Logo which reads Women & STEM on a background picture of a circuit board.
This year's discussion will focus on women in the STEM fields.

The Nordic diplomatic representations and cultural institutes are delighted to invite you to the annual International Women’s Day Event, at the Danish Embassy on Friday the 6th of March.

This year’s discussion will focus on women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

More women are turning towards a future in the STEM fields. Yet, the scarcity of women in STEM continues to be a problem. How do we tackle the STEM gender gap and bridge collaborations for equality within the different areas of STEM? Are there areas where the gender quotas are reversed, where the workforce largely consists of only women? And at a time when technology shapes and transforms every aspect of our lives, how can women in STEM contribute to the innovations of the future?

With speakers:

Anna Häger | the Communication and Project Manager at Flexens, a project development company for advanced sustainable and flexible energy systems. (Åland)

Katja Toropainen | the Founder of Inklusiiv, a non-profit advancing diversity and inclusion in tech, finance and working life, and previously the Chief Curator of Slush. (Finland)

Marte B. Drageset | Project Manager Equality and Diversity, GCE NODE - the Advisory Partner in the INTERREG Europe FEMINA project, which aims at identifying policy measures to increase female participation in high-tech enterprises and entrepreneurship. (Norway)

Lis Mortensen | Physical Geographer, M. Sc.. The Faroese partner of Edu-Arctic, a European innovative educational program designed to attract young people to natural sciences and polar research. (Faroe Islands)

Moderated by Melissa Rancourt | Founder and Board President of the international organisation Greenlight for Girls.

With opening words from Sweden’s Ambassador to Belgium H.E. Annika Hahn-Englund.

The event is free but subject to registration.

Register for the event through the link by Wednesday 4.3.2020: https://forms.gle/2gvk4A6sUX5fhPeGA
Please note that there is limited seating.

The event is a Nordic collaboration between Embassy of Denmark to Belgium, Embassy of Iceland, Mission of the Faroes to the European Union, Embassy of Finland, Norwegian Embassy, Embassy of Sweden, Åland’s landskapsregering, and The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux.