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International conference „Woman in education, career and business”  was held on 29 – 31 March in Riga at Reval Hotel Ridzene.

The event was organized by Society Integration Foundation, Professional Career Counselling State Agency and Technology Development Forum NGO within the framework of EQUAL project “Reducing Causes of Professional Segregation”. Supporter - Skrivanek Latvia.

The aim of the conference was to emphasize opportunities, situation and problems of Latvian and European women in education, career and business in technical fields, as well as to become a meeting place for partners of the EQUAL project and everybody who was interested to gain new ideas, verities and experience, to discuss topical information and issues and to develop innovative recommendations.

81 delegates from United Kingdom, Austria, Finland and Latvia participated at the conference. Following key topics were covered during the event:

   Women/ Girls in technical sciences from educational point of view;
   Women’s career in technical fields;
   Women entrepreneurs.

Following speakers  spoke at the conference:

   Clem Herman, The Open University, Lecturer and researcher, United Kingdom;
   Rachel Tobbell, UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Mentoring strategy manager, United Kingdom;
   Iiro Hartimo, Graduate School GETA, Director, Finland;
   Ingrida Bluma, Hansabanka, Chairwoman of the board, Latvia;
   Doris Perg, Frauen fur die Zukunft, HR consultant, Austria;
   Aiva Viksna, NGO Lidere (Woman Leader), Chairwoman of the board, Latvia;
   Hanna Toivonen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland;
   Gundega Pavāre, Professional Career Counselling State Agency, Director, Latvia;
   Viesturs Sosārs, NGO Technology Development Forum, Consultant, Latvia and others.

During the event the delegates of the conference could visit an exhibition of the best posters of a contest for youth “Women and men in the world of technical occupations” organized by Professional Career Counselling State Agency, one of Latvia EQUAL project partners.

Thank you!