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Motivating women and girls in ICT

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).

Don’t be afraid of natural sciences studies! Women can do it!

Birgit Hoffmann
Secretary of Institute of Automatic Control Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Siegen

Diverse groups are better at solving problems than homogeneous groups, so it is important for girls to enter ICT.

Lili Nemec Zlatolas
Assistant Professor, PhD, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor

All paths are possible when freedom is our substance to live.

Bruno Galasso
PhD in Education, Instituto Politécnico do Porto

Access to science should be for everyone, regardless of gender or origin. Do not censor yourself, you can push the boundaries of knowledge.

Dieudonnée Togbe
Professor of cellular biology and Immunology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Orléans

Don’t stop until you are proud.

Sara Pettinato
PhD Student, Faculty of Engineering, Niccolò Cusano University

Diversity opens the door to worlds that will increase our knowledge.

Tatjana Welzer Družovec
Full professor, PhD, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor

We do not regret things we have done, but those we did not do.

Saša Kuhar
Assistant, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor

Being passionate about your work allows you to make efforts more easily to achieve your goals and move forward in your life.

Chantal Pichon
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, PhD, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University of Orléans

Everything may be taken from you, except knowledge.

Aida Kamišalić Latifić
Assistant Professor, PhD, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor

Trying and failing allows us to learn and grow in adversity. Let’s not stop trying. The world is constantly evolving.

Sophia Estephania Fakih Rojas
Electronics Engineer, research assistant, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Siegen.

Dream the impossible and make it happen.

Shraddha Saptarshi
Mechanical Engineer, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Siegen

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. A. Einstein

Dovile Kurpyte
Lecturer, Faculty of Electronics, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Dream big, work hard, learn from your mistakes and success will follow.

Lucija Brezočnik
Assistant, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor

Don’t let people decide what you do or how you do it, you want it? You get the job done.

Oswa Haddar
Mechatronics master student, student assistant, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Siegen

Tell your stories. Discover the power of countless voices that will be represented by your action.

Dirceu Teixeira
PhD in Education, Instituto Politécnico do Porto

Try to get improved every day.

Konstantinos Petridis
Associate Professor, Hellenic Mediterranean University

Recognize your potential and take your chances.

Ilka Kureck
lecturer and research assistent, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Siegen

Knowledge is the life of the mind.

Marko Hölbl
Assistant Professor, PhD, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor

Life without new experiences is half life.

Anastasia Katsamaki
Laboratory and Teaching Staff, PhD, Department of Electronic Engineering, Hellenic Mediterranean University

The best way to start is to quit talking and begin doing.

Milena Seržantė
Vice-Dean, PhD, Faculty of Business Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Nobody has the knowledge so never let anyone weaken you. Believing in yourself is a priority.

Sabine Carpin
Assistant Professor, PhD, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, University of Orléans