07 March, 2019, Curitiba, Brazil – The International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Curitiba (CIFAL Curitiba) started the “Women in Science” Lecture Series to highlight the role of women in development. The Lectures started on 28 February and will be conducted throughout the month on March across SESI Schools in the State of Paraná, Brazil.
Technology and innovation are gaining an important space worldwide not only in the economic development of a country, but also in the advancement of science and education. In that sense, the Lecture Series aim to give visibility to women who work in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) areas and hopes to stimulate the interest of girls in the field of innovation.
Women’s equality and empowerment is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also integral to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. Achieving SDG 5 on Gender Equality is essential to achieve all the SDGs.
Altogether, the activities will be held in 22 units of the SESI Schools in Paraná in March, known as the month of the women. Each School will receive a STEAM woman speaker to share her trajectory and experience with the students.