On International Women’s Day, the Association of Nordic Engineers (ANE) with the High5Girls Network held an inspiring event that celebrated the accomplishments of women and specifically recognized the contributions of women in STEM. The event featured a speech by Birgitte Baadegaard, a renowned author and speaker, who discussed the importance of gender diversity in the workplace and shared her insights on how women can overcome challenges and achieve success in their careers.
Historically women have never been involved in defining our collective framework. Yet they are expected to accept it without questioning its fundamental structure. That’s not real equality – rather complianceBirgitte Baadegaard
Therefore, we need to have a discussion on the existing disparities in our societies, including STEM professions to ensure the paradigm shift. The celebration of women in STEM at the ANE & High5Girls event was a powerful reminder of the valuable contributions that women make to these critical fields, and how networking, mentorship, and women holding together play a role in influencing structural change.
Overall, the ANE & High5Girls Network event was a great success, providing valuable educational and networking opportunities to professionals in STEM fields. Attendees shared their experiences and perspectives on the unique challenges women are facing in STEM, as well as the opportunities for growth and advancement that are available. The event demonstrated the importance of collaboration and innovation in driving gender diversity and equality in the workplace. The celebration of women in STEM was a powerful reminder of the valuable contributions that women make to these critical fields, and attendees left feeling inspired and motivated to continue their work in promoting gender diversity and equality.
The network of High5Girls role models is a great pool of ambassadors making women more visible in the tech world. And, when we speak and act together, our voice is being heard.Inese Podgaiska