Guiding Trend 14 June Jun 2019 0730 14 June 2019

Gender equality? Let’s conquer it with mathematics

The role of mathematics in promoting gender equality

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"The real changes in the gender issue will only come when a sufficient number of women occupies STEM seats, as these are the places where the future is defined and built".

It is a concrete solution that Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta, Chief Diversity Officer at the European Space Agency, puts forward to reduce inequalities between men and women at work.

The obstacle of mathematics, which too many girls still consider unsurpassable, must be torn down. Perhaps with the help of the Polish poet Wisława Szymborska...

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