Today X-FLEX joins the International Day of Women and Girls in Science under the topic: Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.
The day to claim the importance of achieving full and equitable access and participation in sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and empowering women and girls.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the critical role of women researchers in different sectors.
Thus, X-FLEX team wants to share some quotes and thoughts to honour Women and Girls in Science and reminds the importance of gender balance in any sector.
“Women have a unique power and perspective to look at the world’s problems and discover solutions that transform lives and make the world a better place. So, dear girls and women of technology – your interest, curiosity, and ability to learn are what drives that excellence, not just acing the tests. And those require confidence in your convictions and resilience in these difficult times. Be brave, not perfect.” Elena Boskov-Kovacs, Blueprint Energy Solutions (Austria)
“Welcome younger women and girls in the world of energy, technology, and science! It’s fun and mentally rewarding.” Stamatia Gkiala Fikari and Maria Symponi, HELLENIC ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION NETWORK OPERATOR S.A. (Greece)
“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. As claimed Sheryl Sandberg.” Camilla Neumann, JOANNEUM RESEARCH (Austria) .
“Women are more ecologically/environmental aware. By further inclusion of women into the energy world, we will have more opportunities for sustainability and together we will be able to co-create and hasten the green revolution.” Team of Laboratory of Energy Policy (LEST) – University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
“Closing the gender gap is not only a moral and social imperative but makes good sense for the clean energy sector.” Raquel Castán, ETRA (Spain).
”Despite on going pursuit of equality, women in business are unique – dont ever forget that!” Polona Štumpfl, PETROL (Slovenia).