To be celebrated on February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an opportunity to take stock of the persistent gender gap characterising female participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines.
Global data indicates that less than 40% of STEM graduates are women. The gender gap is fed by cultural influences and stereotypes rooted in a society undergoing a huge transformation, but still strongly anchored to legacies and roles of the past.
True to its commitment to achieving some of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda, in particular that for gender equality, over the years IBSA has been consolidating its support for the Business Professional Women (BPW) Ticino Club, an organisation that is part of BPW International and which has among its objectives the bridging of the gender gap and the protection of women’s interests in the professional field.
BPW and IBSA have in common the values of inclusiveness and well-being of the Person, regardless of their gender.