Diversity & Equality

“Equal right for others doesn’t mean fewer rights for you.”

Advocating for equality and benefits of diversity

ANE supports, motivates and encourages diversity and gender equality in STEM education and professions. A mix of all types of people and inclusiveness contribute to more robust technical solutions and create good work environment. Equality and diversity improve the field of STEM and should be regarded as an asset and competitive advantage for the workplace. This policy area is transversal and therefore it is embedded in all our activities.
Raising awareness of STEM and attracting a more diverse group of students to STEM education are focus areas, which ANE bolsters within the Nordic Engineering Hub project. Engaging women engineers in developing technical solutions that improve life conditions of women in local communities is highlighted in the capacity building project in Sierra Leone. Voicing perspectives and contributions from the young generation occurs in the ANE Student Network.

Equal pay

Pay equality is a particular matter for ANE. Even though, the Nordic region scores high in closing the gender gap, women engineers still earn less than their male colleagues. In our view, the salary slip should be gender bias free, and therefore we advocate for equal pay for equal work! Our answer to the EU consultation on pay transparency will be uploaded shortly.

Recognition for the work on diversity:

I.Podgaiska, ANE Secretary General received the 2019 award: Women of the Decade in Science Leadership from the Women Economic Forum and was included in the open directory listing Brilliant Women working on AI and ethics.