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The SRNSFG WIN event

The project acknowledges that gender stereotypes also exist in the business sector and that more women in STEM are needed. Each GEP implementing partner had to organise its WIN event. In particular, the WIN event had a double fold aim: on one side it highlighted and valued women’s led innovations presenting startups and spin offs and examples of gender sensitive product development/design; on the other hand, it raised awareness to attract more girls to STEM research.

The WIN event of SRNSFG was organised on 30th of April. The event aimed to highlight and value women’s led innovations presenting startups and raising awareness. A total of 52 participants (48 females and 4 males) attended the WIN event. Most of them were representatives from academia, industry and the public sector. The participants included stakeholders from the R&I Hub and successful women scientists and startupers.

During the event, the CALIPER project team of SRNSFG presented the main aspects of the project and its main goals and activities. Also, the Annual Female Scientists Award was introduced, as one of the GEP activities. In addition, the CALIPER team presented a special section on the SRNSFG website revealing successful Georgian women in STEM/research.

After the presentation of startups and innovations led by women, each session included a questions/answers session. Different topics and presentations also raised discussions among the participants, while the participants had the opportunity to present their work and products and share their personal stories with each other.

During the WIN event, the institution raised awareness of gender equality and highlighted the significance of women in the STEM field. Different projects and startups stressing successful women’s careers were presented. The event helped the participants form new relationships, that can lead to future professional collaborations and cooperation.

The WIN event is part of the GEP actions of SRNSFG.