Every March 8th is celebrated International Women’s Day, a date that commemorates the struggle of women and their conquest of rights in all areas. From LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0, we intend to continue supporting initiatives that can promote the participation and growth of girls in STEM subjects, being this area one of the main engines of society. However, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) represent an area that, as of today, lacks female representation, due to structural problems present in the educational and work environment. This requires the implementation of actions that can transform this panorama, involving girls in STEM subjects, and thus contributing to closing the existing gender gap.
Last Friday the director of female entrepreneurship of Finnova Foundation, Lola Bordás, visited the Home School International School, where she gave a presentation on the European Union and the Girls4Tech initiative to 5th grade students. In addition, she presented the best practice example of the winners of the Girls4Tech Startup Europe Awards, who designed a mobile application for waste treatment inspired by the LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 project.
LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 aims to continue to inspire girls and women to develop technological and sustainable projects, as well as to encourage their training in STEM careers.