German representatives of sister projects join forces: Joint online conference of CHANGE, LeTSGEPs and SPEAR


We are pleased to announce that the three EU funded gender equality projects CHANGE, LeTSGEPs & SPEAR are organising a joint online conference on 25 and 26 November 2021. [...]

UAVR team participated in ICGR2021


On the 21st-22nd June, the UAVR team (Portugal) participated in the 4th International Conference on Gender Research (ICGR2021). The event took place in virtual format and was organized by ACPI. Within this conference, Teresa Carvalho and Sara Diogo coordinated the session on gender balance in decision-making processes and bodies. Sara Diogo also presented the paper "Discourses of Men's Leadership in Higher Education and Research Institutions: Exploring the challenges and opportunities for gender equality", which was published in the conference proceedings. Zélia Breda was also involved in the organization of the event, as program chair of the ICGR2021. The next edition of the event will take place at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) on the 28th and 29th of April 2022.

An evening with women in engineering


Our CHANGE coordinator Anita Thaler (IFZ Graz, Austria) met and exchanged ideas with 75 women who work in electronics and software industries. Her talk followed the excellent presentations from successful engineers Heike Schwager (Senior Director Automotive Radar Development, Infineon AG), Jennifer Zhao (EVP and GM in Advanced Optical Sensors Division, ams AG) and Sabine Martinjak (Women in Tech Lead, Bulme Graz). The international online event, organised by the Graz Women in Engineering core team, took place on June 23rd 2021, the International Women in Engineering Day to celebrate women in technology jobs, but also to reflect on difficulties in the engineering working environment. In quick surveys between the talks, [...]