- Within the satellite activities of the next Gender Summit, academics, scientists and researchers participated in a meeting organized by CONICYT and the UC Innovation Center, on Thursday, November 23.
20 researchers linked to the world of science met at the Innovation Center of the Catholic University to participate in the dialogue “World Coffee: How to generate support networks among women in research”, framed in the Gender Summit 12, organized by CONICYT.
“The role of women in the construction of the knowledge society is challenged daily by gender inequalities. Therefore, it is important to discuss the importance of support networks among those who work in research and teaching in higher education”, Jaime Contreras, deputy director of Content at the UC Innovation Center, said.
The activity provided space for a relaxed conversation among the attendees, in which they were able to share their experiences regarding women’s collaboration for a positive development of science, technology, and innovation.
“We believe it is very important that women scientists, from different universities and institutions, have spaces to share what has been done in terms of equity, because this is collaborative and we must make synergy to moving forward”, Paula Astudillo, institutional coordinator of Gender and assistant director of the Department of Studies of CONICYT, said.
The dialogue was attended by Bárbara Silva, creator of Her Global Impact and CEO of BESTInnovation, who initiated the meeting by telling her experience of incorporating women into the economy of innovation.
“Today, women have the possibility to lead the digital revolution and take a leap from a local perspective towards a global mentality. We can create the organizations that will lead the future of Chile, based on new practices that tend to form teams and collaborate with each other”, Barbara Silva explained.
Among the scientific and research assistants, highlighted the winner of the UNESCO L’Oreal Prize for Women in Science, Carla Hermann; the vice president of the Network of Researchers of Chile, Adriana Bastías; and the director of the Department of Industries of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, María Pilar Gárate; among others. In addition, attended the researchers Magdalena Browne, Pamela Caro and Ana Luisa Muñoz, who will present their papers on December 6 and 7 during the Gender Summit 12.