Celebrating equality in science
A debate on Woman Engineers as Managers at Deusto University
On February 11, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, our colleague Silvia Balmaseda, a Project Manager at IDOM, was invited by the University of Deusto (UD) to participate in a round table on the role of the woman engineer as a manager. This event was part of the “Gathering of Deusto Engineering Professionals”.
Next to Silvia were Lola Elejalde Hernani, Foresight & Strategy Director in Innobasque, the Basque Innovation Agency; Izaskun Alonso Oña, Project Manager of Sidenor Aceros Especiales SL; Maria Luz Guenaga Gomez, researcher, professor and director of Inspira STEAM de the University of Deusto and; the moderator of the table Cristina Giménez Elorriaga, University – Business Relations of the University of Deusto.
At the meeting, the speakers shared their professional experiences and encouraged the students attending to promote scientific vocations in girls and help close the gender gap in science.