Women are underrepresented in entrepreneurship. The reasons for this are diverse. Too few role models, difficult access to financing options, unfavorable political framework conditions. But self-employment in particular offers women numerous advantages – also and especially in the STEM field. A topic dossier.
Schoolgirl Marika Skiba is enthusiastic about making biology videos and has already won many prizes. zdi asked her about her enthusiasm for STEM.
On International Women's Day, zdi offers an exciting STEM quiz. Participants can collect a badge for their CV.
5 weeks, over 40 zdi heroines and 7 takeovers by MINTfluencers - the second zdi heroines in October was also a complete success.
With the one-year MINT scholarship "girls for innovation", the zdi center in Cologne wants to encourage schoolgirls to choose MINT as a career.
zdi in an interview with Prof. Dr. Sabrina Eimler. She teaches Human Factors and Gender Studies at the Institutes of Computer Science and Positive Computing at the Ruhr West University, organizes courses there every year for Girls Day and told us how she ended up as a psychologist in the STEM field.
57 out of 934 – that’s how many (or few) women have been honored with a Nobel Prize in the past 120 years. A shockingly low rate. A change seems to be on the way this year: a total of three women were honored with the highest scientific award. A reason to take a closer look at the role of women in science. Fortunately, the times when women were not allowed to study are long gone - in Germany for about 110 years. Today, in most countries, about the same number of women and men study. Nevertheless, more men are active in university or non-university research. And the scientific community is still dominated by men. Studies also show that more women than men leave the scientific community from one scientific career level to the next. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the global proportion of women is in the...
dr As an astrophysicist, Silke Britzen researches black holes. And infects others with her enthusiasm for science.
zdi-Zentrum pro MINT GT started in 2016 to systematically exchange ideas on the subject of girls and MINT. At that time, the exchange of experiences "More girls in STEM" was started, in which both zdi representatives and teachers who were in conversation with schoolgirls took part. We present the results of their work here.
What motivates women to do research? How do you experience working as a scientist? And what advice do you give to young girls who are interested in STEM? These questions are answered by Prof. Dr. Interview with Martina Havenith-Newen.
Ignite enthusiasm for MINT - practical, individual and sustainable. This is the goal of the MINT4Girls program, which has been successfully bringing girls and young women together with job-specific aspects of MINT disciplines since November 2019.
Petra Kleinbongard is a biologist and researches how the heart can be better protected against damage caused by an infarction.