Webinar date: 26 April at 17:00 CEST.
Description: Women are still under-represented in STEM occupations and studies, and that is why STEM Alliance and Scientix put gender equality in STEM under the spotlight in a special webinar that took place during STEM Discovery Week 2018. This webinar, featuring top company representatives, aimed to raise the awareness of teachers and policy makers about what schemes companies are offering to help get girls into STEM careers.
Target audience: The webinar was open to anyone interested, but particularly targeted teachers and Ministry of Education officials interested in knowing what companies have on offer to help them make STEM studies and careers more attractive to their students, as well as to company representatives interested in learning and being inspired by the schemes offered by other industry partners.
Sarah Atkinson, Vice President, Communications and Executive Sponsor for Gender Diversity at CA Technologies, EMEA. Sarah is Vice Chair of The Skills & Diversity Council and board member at techUK. At CA Technologies, Sarah leads a multi-national team of communications professionals and consultancies located throughout Europe, Middle East & Africa. She is tasked with positioning the company as a technology and thought leader in the application economy. Her organization is responsible for building issues based and thought leadership campaigns, media relations, social media, employee communication and the regional corporate social responsibility program.
Sara Cardeira, Corporate Citizenship Manager, IBM Portugal. Sara is part of the EMEA Corporate Citizenship team and part of the Marketing, Communications and Citizenship team in Portugal. Her role is to deliver Corporate Citizenship programmes on global issues and community needs, focus on transforming education, skills training for 21st-century jobs, healthcare and community resilience, aligned to national agenda priorities and leveraging IBM's high value technologies and expertise. Sara has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Education on education and diversity initiatives that both engage girls with STEM and promotes science and IT teacher development.