Motivating Women and Girls in ICT
ATHENA European university is dedicated to an inclusive and balanced approach to all aspects of the researchers and the overall university staff. In this part of the web page filling the gaps for the interest in STEM is approached.
The research, knowledge and lifelong related motivational quotes of the ATHENA members published below is a tiny effort to attract students, boost cooperation and lead to the appropriate societal impact of STEM.
The initiative started within the Girls in ICT event, however, it has outgrown its format and it is continuously addressing the subject of women in engineering. The quotes are published periodically throughout the year and, as such tackling awareness of diversity and gender equality from UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11, 2021) over International Women’s Day (March 8, 2021) to International Girls in ICT Day (April 22, 2021) and International Women in Engineering Day (June 23, 2021).
Everything may be taken from you, except knowledge.
Trying and failing allows us to learn and grow in adversity. Let’s not stop trying. The world is constantly evolving.
Tell your stories. Discover the power of countless voices that will be represented by your action.
Access to science should be for everyone, regardless of gender or origin. Do not censor yourself, you can push the boundaries of knowledge.
Dream the impossible and make it happen.
Recognize your potential and take your chances.
Don’t be afraid of natural sciences studies! Women can do it!
Dream big, work hard, learn from your mistakes and success will follow.
Life without new experiences is half life.
Don’t stop until you are proud.
Diversity opens the door to worlds that will increase our knowledge.
Being passionate about your work allows you to make efforts more easily to achieve your goals and move forward in your life.
Knowledge is the life of the mind.
The best way to start is to quit talking and begin doing.
Try to get improved every day.
Nobody has the knowledge so never let anyone weaken you. Believing in yourself is a priority.
All paths are possible when freedom is our substance to live.
We do not regret things we have done, but those we did not do.
Diverse groups are better at solving problems than homogeneous groups, so it is important for girls to enter ICT.
Don’t let people decide what you do or how you do it, you want it? You get the job done.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. A. Einstein