Ecomondo 2022
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Ravezzi 2 South Hall
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & APRE

The workshop “Women entrepreneurship Green tech” aims at raising awareness regarding the policies and support measures put in place to strengthen the presence of women in leading enterprises in the green tech sector, that encompasses a wide area of scientific research, including energy, atmospheric science, agriculture, material science, and hydrology. While the female employment rate has increased to 67.3% (Eurostat, 2020), just 34.4% of the self-employed are women, 31% of those working as start-up entrepreneurs (Female entrepreneurs – women in enterprises: Motivation, work-life balance, challenges, 2017). Data shows that women continue to be under-represented among Doctoral graduates in the majority of narrow STEM fields (She figures, 2021). Therefore, less women are employed in STEM work’s fields after the cycle of studies. However there are lots of networks and initiatives that boost women’s presence in those sectors. This workshop will be the opportunity to show and engage projects, people and actions towards a more strong presence of women in the green tech sectors.


14.00 Welcome
Serena Fabbrini (APRE)

14.05 Introduction to the workshop
Luisa Prista (former EC Senior official)

14.10 Introduction
Maria da Graça Carvalho (European Parliament) (online)

14.20 SESSION 1 – Voices and policies

Introduction and moderation by Luisa Prista

Promote gender-sensitive action around the energy transition. Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition
Christine Lins (GWNET) (online)

Advancing gender equity across the EIT entrepreneurial ecosystem
Melis Guvensoy Okalper (Women@EIT)

EEN – Women Entrepreneurship Sector Group
Idaira Robayna Alfonso (EISMEA) (online)

GEPs and the integration of the gender dimension into R&I projects. The H2020 PLOTINA experience
Tullia Gallina Toschi (University of Bologna)

Increase the promotion of women in the field of clean energy. The Equality in Energy Transitions Initiative (Equality Initiative)
Azadeh Badieijaryani (Equality in Energy Transitions Secretary)

15.35 BREAK

15.50 SESSION 2 – W4RES Seminar

Introduction by Serena Fabbrini

W4RES – Presentation by the Coordinator          
Ioannis Konstas (QPLAN)

SEMINAR: Capacities strengthening session for a gender-just energy sector        
Marilys Louvet (WECF) 

16.50 BREAK

17.00 SESSION 3 – Success cases: round table and Q&A

Introduction and moderation by Serena Fabbrini

Fostering urban transition via effective energy efficiency plans in social housing: the H2020 project SUPER-I
Paola Zerilli (University of York)

Women TechEU: Supporting deep-tech start-ups led by women - the case of Splastica            
Emanuela Gatto (Tor Vergata)  

InspiringFifty - increase diversity in tech by making women role models more visible  
Kathy Vredevelt (Inspiring Fifty)

Wsense: underwater monitoring and communication systems   
Chiara Petrioli (Founder & CTO, Wsense SRL)    

17.50 Q&A session