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Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca

Women and STE(A)M, between past and future

18 April 2024
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca
Conference organized by the UGC - Single Guarantee Committee with the support of Women&Tech® ETS - Women and Technologies Association

April 18, from 10:00 to 12:45
University of Milan-Bicocca
Martini Room, Building U6 - Agorà (basement floor)
Piazza Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milan

The event "Women and STE(A)M, between past and future", organized by the University of Milan-Bicocca, aims to address the themes of inclusivity and gender equity in access to education and careers in scientific and entrepreneurial fields within the STE(A)M disciplines. Through a comparison with figures who have paved the way for women in STE(A)M careers, we will reflect on how to support educational and professional choices as well as on which strategies to implement to promote a more inclusive and diversified environment in the STE(A)M sectors. Furthermore, the role of women in research and innovation will be examined, focusing on current challenges and future opportunities to encourage greater female participation in these crucial areas for social and economic development.

10:00 Institutional Greetings

  • Prof. Patrizia Steca , President of the Single Guarantee Committee, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Dr. Alessia Cappello, Councillor for Economic Development and Employment Policies, Municipality of Milan
  • Prof. Maria Grazia Riva , Vice-Rector for Orientation, Gender Policies and Equal Opportunities, University of Milan-Bicocca

10:15 Women and STE(A)M: the numbers
Professor Silvia Penati , Department of Physics G. Occhialini – Member of the Observatory for Equal Opportunities, University of Milano-Bicocca

10.30 STE(A)M without borders

  • Dr. Amalia Ercoli Finzi , Professor Emeritus, Polytechnic University of Milan
  • Dr. Elvina Finzi, manager at Essilor Luxottica
  • Aurora Gaeta , Debora Fiorini , Stephanie Cancelli , Gabriella Nanna , Wadii Anwar , students at the University of Milan-Bicocca

11:15: Women and STE(A)M in Business Contexts

  • Dr. Gianna Martinengo , President and Founder of Women&Tech® ETS
  • Dr. Cristina Quartararo, Single Guarantee Committee and ABCD Interdepartmental Center for Gender Studies, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Dr. Ilaria Pigazzini, Co-founder & CEO, TXT Arcan s.r.l., Alumna, University of Milan-Bicocca
  • Dr. Patrizia Valsesia , Intercos Raw Material Laboratory Director, Alumna, University of Milano-Bicocca


  • Prof. Patrizia Steca , President of the Single Guarantee Committee, University of Milano-Bicocca

All interventions will be moderated by the journalist Monica D’Ascenzo , Il Sole 24 ORE.

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The speakers

Gianna Martinengo
Founder & CEO of Didael KTS - President of Women & Tech® ETS - Board ITTD Municipality of Milan
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