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Steam Fields Lavoro e Formazione

Il futuro è STEAM anche (e soprattutto!) per le donne

07 October 2015
Steam Fields Lavoro e Formazione

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In a world that seems to be rushing towards achieving equal opportunities in all fields, especially in the professional one, we often still hear that scientific subjects and professions continue to be male-dominated areas. This is also confirmed by the recent study promoted by the National Research Program PNR-60 Gender Equality, according to which, in Switzerland, but not only, there is still a very deep gender gap in the choice of studies, training, and professional careers by men and women. Yet the technological and scientific development of recent decades, role models such as astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and physicist Fabiola Gianotti, director of CERN, teach us that science, as well as mathematics, engineering, and technology, can and must also be for women. The Club Business Professional Women Ticino is deeply convinced of this and, in collaboration with Expo Women Global Forum, organized a debate on October 7, 2015 to discuss the relationship between women and science, the perspectives, and future strategies to promote a female scientific reality, entitled:

The future is STEAM for women too (and especially!)

Developed in partnership with SVIN-Swiss Association of Women Engineers and CFA Society Italy, the event was held in the prestigious setting of the National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan and saw the participation of prominent international speakers from the scientific and financial fields who have always been active in promoting an inclusive and gender-equal professional culture. Made possible by the commitment and dedication to the project of the President of BPW Club Ticino Marialuisa Parodi in collaboration with Natascha Fioretti as the moderator, the event was attended by:

Valerie Guertler-Doyle, Founder of Diversity in Business and former Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Novartis Switzerland, Viv Burr from Huddersfield University, researcher and expert in gender psychology, Lucia Martinelli, Research Director at MUSE - Museum of Science in Trento and member of the "Women and Science" association as well as the European Platform of Women Scientists, Marcella Carollo, Professor of Astrophysics at the Department of Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Anna Gamba, CFA, Fund Manager and Senior Analyst at Pairstech Capital Management LLP, Board Member of CFA Society Italy, and Elisabeth Bosshart, President of BPW Switzerland, owner of Bosshart Consulting GmbH.

In this video, which aims to be a memory and testimony of the Milanese event, some of them share their vision explaining why the future is STEAM, especially for women.

Business Professional Women (BPW)

BPW Switzerland - Club Ticino

The Business and Professional Women (BPW) Federation constitutes the most important and oldest association of women professionally active at an international level.
BPW promotes the development of female leadership potential in professional, economic, and social life, through advocacy activities and projects, mentoring, networking, skill building, economic empowerment ( ).
BPW International cooperates with or enjoys consultative status with the main international, regional, and local public organizations ( ).
BPW Switzerland brings together around 2500 professionals through 40 Clubs. BPW Club Ticino , based in Lugano, is the reference point for the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland and promoter of the event.




SVIN CFA Society Italy Clinica Sant'Anna SOAVE Asset Management SWICA TI Traduce Borlini & Zanini SA

The speakers

Elisabeth Bosshart
President BPW Switzerland, Bosshart consulting gmbh, Bern.
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Vivien Burr
Reader in Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, UK
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Marcella Carollo
Full Professor of Astrophysics at the Physics Department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich.
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Natascha Fioretti
Giornalista, membro del Comitato Business Professional Women (BPW) Club Ticino
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Anna Gamba
Fund Manager and Senior Analyst at Pairstech Capital Management LLP, Board Member of CFA Society Italy
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Valerie Guertler-Doyle
Founder and Owner of Diversity in Business, former Head of D&I (Diversity and Inclusion) at Novartis Switzerland
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Lucia Martinelli
Senior scientist, head of Science in Society at MUSE-Science museum, Trento, Board member Italian Association 'Donne Scienza' and European Platform …
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Marialuisa Parodi
Chief Investment Officer Soave Asset Management Ltd, President Business Professional Women (BPW) Club Ticino
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Discover the full event schedule, session times, topics, and keynote speakers.

13:30 - 14:15

14:15 - 14:30
Opening remarks
Guests/Speakers: Marialuisa Parodi

Panel 1 – Valutazione dell'uguaglianza di genere nei campi STEAM
Guests/Speakers: Natascha Fioretti

14:30 - 15:00
Overview - Gender Equality in Science: where do we stand?
Guests/Speakers: Valerie Guertler-Doyle

15:00 - 15:30
Da passione a scelta: perché la passione di una ragazza per la scienza nella scuola primaria non si traduce in un corso di laurea/lavoro in STEAM?
Guests/Speakers: Vivien Burr

15:30 - 16:00
La passione ha bisogno di opportunità: prospettive per "Donne della Scienza" per una società della conoscenza più inclusiva
Guests/Speakers: Lucia Martinelli

16:00 - 16:15

Panel 2 - Role Models - Best Practice - Key Recommendations
Guests/Speakers: Natascha Fioretti

16:15 - 16:45
Una carriera nei campi STEAM all'università
Guests/Speakers: Marcella Carollo

16:45 - 17:15
Una carriera in Finanza
Guests/Speakers: Anna Gamba

16:45 - 17:15
Horizontal Segregation and Gender Pay Gap
Guests/Speakers: Elisabeth Bosshart

17:45 - 18:15
Q&A - Closing Remarks

18:15 - 19:00
Italian Aperitif
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