We are proud to participate in the Novatore Impact Summit in Riga on the 22-23 of September 2022. The Summit creates a network with like-minded professionals through a mixture of panels and masterclasses, including world-class speakers from all over the world.
Our Secretary General, Inese Podgaiska, has been invited as a panellist at the conference, which focuses on developing the economy empowered by women.
For ANE, it is an opportunity to continue to extend further our support for gender equality in the STEM area. Based on Inese’s work as a role model, she is also hoping to share her experiences working as a leader in a male-dominated field.
At the summit, Inese has personal 4 messages that she would especially like to be able to pass on to young women in the process of establishing a career in STEM or other areas:
- Dare more
- Invest in personal growth
- Look for allies
- Focus on your achievements
“I believe women can affect change if they dare more and don’t limit themselves. I have met many talented women in the STEM field, and while discussing the challenges we face, I noticed one common feature – the inner critic, or impostor syndrome, which has hindered our excellence.”
Experiences like this are precisely why Inese finds the Novatore Summit a necessary forum for strengthening the support of women in male-dominated work environments:
“Discussing challenges and difficulties with another woman in a similar position can provide encouragement to stay in your position. Networking creates a sense of belonging, promotes the exchange of experiences, and opens opportunities for new collaborations. Use social networks to contact or approach women. Remember, You are not alone!”
Inese will be on the panel debate “Future of leadership & education in the digital age” on 22 September. Here, she will introduce key recommendations from our report on “Sustainable Limitless Work” and the recently published “Competences for a Sustainable Future” – an analysis of the future need for green STEM competences in the Nordics.
Tickets are available for in-person and online attendance.