Today, only 25% of all those with a scientific or technical degree are women. These telling figures show that it is necessary to stimulate girls to choose a scientific career. That is why Innoviris is launching its new campaign WATS - Women Award in Technology and Science.
The objectives of this campaign are the following:
· to strengthen the position of women in scientific research and innovation in the Brussels Capital Region, especially in fields where few women are present
· to generate interest in science and technology among young girls in Brussels.
To this end, Innoviris will put the spotlight on different profiles of women in science throughout the year, so that the candidates become examples for young girls. Via a competition, a winner will be chosen, who will receive a prize of EUR 10,000 and become an ambassador for all women scientists in Brussels.