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Female participation in scientific and technological careers

Women are underrepresented in the field of Science and Technology. Two significant underlying causes for female exclusion in the field of SET are the pre-existing stereotypes that reinforce male dominance in the workplace and secondly the lack or limited information of role models, who can provide accurate information about career paths and obstacles faced.
The project seeks to:
1. Identify and analyse the reasons behind low female participation in Scientific and Technological careers
2. Sensitize the public and private organisations and Research bodies towards female participation
3. Encourage young women to participate in SET through the promotion of role models.


  • Magª. Maria Schwarz-Woelzl (project leader)
  • Sylvia Burger
  • Maga Melanie Goisauf
  • Mag. Alexander Kesselring

Section: Technology and Knowledge

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Tags: gender, ICT

Type: Research

Program: FP6 - Science and Society

Submission Date: 10/2004

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 11/2006 - 10/2008

Project Duration: 24 months