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28 May 2024

"Engenheiras por Um Dia": for a more innovative and inclusive technology sector

To promote equal opportunities in the STEM field, Noesis has joined the "Engenheiras por Um Dia" initiative for the second year

The Order of Engineers has nominated 2024 as the year to boost the participation of female talent in Engineering, especially in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The main objective is to promote equal opportunities and ensure women's career progression in this area.

As a tech consulting company, Noesis celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science every February 11th. It believes that encouraging gender diversity in technology is necessary to create a more innovative, inclusive, and capable sector to face the challenges of the future.

It also commemorates the International Day of Girls in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) this year on April 25th. On May 7th, for the second year in a row, Noesis took part in the "Engenheiras por um dia" program, an initiative of the Portuguese government, coordinated by the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG), in collaboration with the Portuguese Association for Diversity and Inclusion (APPDI).

Olga Carvalho and Marta Ferreira, from Cloud & Security, demonstrated their dedication by preparing a number of activities focused on Cybersecurity. During the session, the participants - 3rd cycle and high school students - learned about this concept, including how to be safer online: best practices, password cracking, and account verification, as well as what Phishing is and how to prevent it. In the end, there was time for a discussion and sharing of thoughts, fostering a collaborative learning environment.

The 'Engenheiras por Um Dia' initiative was launched in 2017 and has already reached more than 20,000 young people. Its goal is to encourage girls and young women to pursue engineering and technology "through various activities, including laboratory practices, role model sessions, and mentoring."