National Women’s STEM Day, over 730 students participated in the Enel program

National Womens STEM Day over 730 students participated in the

(Finance) – Support and encourage women’s access to scientific professions through economic contributions, mentoring activities and company orientation days, thus contributing to promoting gender equality in the world of work and breaking down all those stereotypes and prejudices that still today they stop women from undertaking university courses in areas STEM. With this objective Enel launched the program Back to School. On the occasion of the World Day of Women in Science, celebrated today all over the world, the Group announced that Back to School, now in its third edition, has already involved over 730 female students from all over Italy and around 150 specialists in STEM field of the group Is in the.

Thanks to planperiodic meetings were organized in 61 Italian high schools where the professionals of the group were able to put their experience, motivation and expertise at the service of third, fourth and fifth year students to inspire and encourage them to access scientific study paths.

In addition to this, the girls they had the opportunity to participate in a challenge on the topics of futurefrom the fight against climate change and promoting gender equality, presenting videos in which they outlined strategies to respond to these challenges. At the end of the contest, the five students who created the most interesting project proposals were rewarded with as many financial contributions worth 5 thousand euros each to be used to support the costs of enrolling in a STEM university faculty.

Furthermore, as part of the programme, the possibility has been provided for interested students to carry out a orientation path in Enel valid for the purposes of recognizing 20 hours of training credits PCTO (paths for transversal skills and orientation).

Back to school by Enel represents a concrete initiative empowerment female which starts at school and has the aim of contributing to reducing the gender gap: even today, in fact, access to scientific professions, which on average are more in demand by companies and therefore better paid, is still predominantly a male prerogative. The last one Survey on the profile of Almalaurea graduates highlights that i graduates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) are in the majority men: 59.1%, compared to 40.9% of women, in particular among the IT and ICT technologies groups and in the Industrial and Information Engineering group where the male presence exceeds two thirds.

The Back to School initiative is part of the broader path launched by Enel to promotegender equality and is added to numerous other activities conducted at level global which in the last 7 years have involved over 30,000 girls all over the world with open and innovative educational forms: inspirational talks, company orientation, courses for transversal skills, scholarships and much more. A I commit concrete also recognized by independent bodies: in 2023 Enel was included in Bloomberg’s Gender equality Index for the fourth consecutive year, ranking among the leading companies globally for the adoption of corporate policies that promote gender inclusion.