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The Ministry of Equality in Gibraltar celebrated International Women’s Day 2020 with a Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) panel discussion and networking event, at the Sunborn on Tuesday 3rd March. 

“It was inspiring to see a number of accomplished women who work in these fields locally, share their experiences and advice, including our own Girls in Tech Managing Director Cristina Turbatu, who represented technology.” ~Karen Mareš (Co-Managing Director Girls in Tech Gibraltar) 

(From Left): Naomi Sercombe | IT Operations Gibraltar International Bank Cristina Turbatu | Director & Co-founder Girls in Tech (Gibraltar) Marlene Dalli (Gender Equality Advocate)

The aim of this event is to promote positive role models in STEM fields to help address the under-representation of women in these areas and inspire our younger generations to consider  possible careers within these areas. The Honourable Minister of Equality, Samantha Sacramento, opened the event echoing the importance of removing barriers for women to thrive in STEM fields.

Honourable Minister of Equality, Samantha Sacramento

The Panelists

Facilitated by Marlene Dalli (Gender Equality Advocate) the below panelists shared their experience and answered questions from the audience:

  • Christina Macano | Consultant Surgeon Gibraltar Health Authority
  • Natalie Hernandez | Public Analyst Gibraltar Health Authority
  • Cristina Turbatu | Director & Co-founder Girls in Tech (Gibraltar)
  • Naomi Sercombe | IT Operations and Service Management Lead Gibraltar International Bank
  • Katharine Edwards | Structural Engineer Belilos
  • Angelique Linares | Managing Partner EY Gibraltar

Events like this are important to celebrate the work and achievements of women working in STEM fields. In this way we can provide role models that everyone, especially young girls and women can relate to. 

Let’s start a conversation on how we can encourage and inspire women in STEM.

By Christina Marie Giuffré Comms Manager, Girls in Tech Gibraltar