Gibraltar Chronicle Logo
Local News

STEM discussion to mark International Women’s Day

Pic: Pixabay/GeraldT

Women who work in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fields locally will be taking part in a panel discussion to mark International Women’s Day.
Organised by the Ministry of Equality, the event will take place on Tuesday, March 3 at the Sunborn Hotel at 5.30pm.
The aim of this event is to promote positive role models from STEM fields in order to address the under-representation of women in these fields and to raise awareness of different possible careers within this area, a spokesperson for the Ministry said.
“I am delighted to be marking International Women’s Day once again this year and to be placing the spotlight on women who work in STEM or STEM-related fields,” Minister for Equality Samantha Sacramento said.
“It is vitally important that we address the under-representation of women in these fields.”
“In order to do so we must celebrate the work and achievements of women who are currently working in STEM fields so that we can provide role models that everyone but especially young girls and women can relate to.”
Ms Sacramento also highlighted the importance of developing the full potential of the younger generations.
“Ensuring that more young girls consider a career in technology, for example, can significantly reduce the gender imbalance in that field and can also better equip our local workforce with the skills that are in ever-increasing demand by an important sector of our economy,” Ms Sacramento said.
The event is open to the general public and is free of charge, but registration is required.
To register for the event or for more information please contact the Department of Equality at equality@gibraltar.gov.gi or on Tel 200 46253.