18 March 2024 News

Happy International Women’s’ Day 2024

“Imaging a world where your phone is too big for your hand, when a doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised nor valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you are a woman”.


In a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population: the Gender Data Gap – a Gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual systematic discrimination against women, has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect in women’s lives.

This day poses a set of ambitious challenges to women: to creates the lives we want, to be leaders in our work, to be partners in our homes, and to be champions-role models of other women.

«No one can make you inferior without your permission» – Eleanor Roosvelt

With this sentence I wish you all ICoRSA researchers a Happy International Women’s Day fighting for your rights, especially for barriers to women researchers’ careers.

In the last decades, the number of women involved in scientific research sectors and technological innovation is gradually increased. However, the percentages are still too low compared with the ones of the male colleagues. There are still cultural and social barriers and stereotypes which make difficult the women careers in STEM . For this reason, ICoRSA believe that it is necessary to promote with more strength the debate on Gender Gap and the Barriers to Women Careers in STEM and more in general the relationship between Women and Science and Innovation in a society more and more dependent from technologies and the digital transformation.

– Chair of ICoRSA, Gianna Avellis