Girls we meet at Congress
Thank you for your support and encouragement for young women to seize career options in Poland.
The second part of the year we have spend on prepearing the next edition on our action for Gilrs - in 2012.
Meanwhile we were active on the field of the know-how transfer.
On 17-18th September 2011 we took part in the 3rd Congress of Women which was held in Warsaw, Poland as an event of the Polish Presidency in the European Union.
The Congress of Women is both Poland’s largest non-political civic movement and an annual summit aiming at gender equality in private and public spheres. We had an opportunity to present our goals and discuss our challenges with great deal of active women who are politicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, civil and culture activists. The leading topic of this year’s Congress was the situation in the post-crisis world and the diagnosis for the future.
Inequalities between women and men in technology, science, R&D and innovations impose a heavy toll on the economy and human capital. We recommend the change of young people’s way of thinking that can increase the number of women at technology and engineering study and improve gender balance in the fields of research and industry.
The Council of the Congress stated: “We are interested in the female point of view, the way women perceive the world, but also the challenges that women face. Women’s participation in the shaping of the world is something that is not only growing but also desired”.
The next Special Day at Technical Universities - For Girls Only is coming soon. See you there. :)
The wife of ex-president of Poland with our helmet
Action-team with the EU-Commissar at Congress