Brussels, 21 Sep 2005
The final conference of the WomEng project, 'Creating cultures of success for women engineers', will take place in Graz, Austria, from to 29 October.
The conference will discuss the outcomes of the WomEng Project (2003-2005), financed under the 'Human potential' priority of the EU's Fifth Framework Programme (FP5). This project aims to identify and compare the personal, educational and socio-cultural factors that influence women's and men's choices towards engineering at key stages in their lives, and their success or lack of persistence. Qualitative and quantitative methods have been applied to investigate hindering and supporting factors for successful engineering careers of women.
Presentations will focus on methodological aspects of cross-national, cross-cultural comparison of 'cultures of success in higher education', and 'cultures of success in professional sphere'. A series of recommendations to enhance the successful recruitment and retention of women engineers throughout the EU, addressing issues around equality of opportunity and gender-mainstreaming in academia and business, will also be introduced and discussed.
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