Women can change the world. It was with this conviction that more than 200 business people gathered in Lisbon around the subjects of mobility and innovation. A reflection promoted by the Federation of Female Entrepreneurs of CE-CPLP (Business Confederation of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries), which was attended by Engineer Isabel dos Santos.
I attended the UN Women debate, in New York, on equal rights for women. Today women still face many discriminatory practices that undermine their potential.
The world of science, technology and engineering is in need of more women. At a time when technology is advancing apace, only 28% of the world’s researchers are women. There are numerous opportunities ahead and women cannot afford to be left behind.