International Women's Day 2023

This year, the theme of International Women’s Day 2023, is #DigitALL : Innovation and technology for gender equality as announced by UN Women.

Despite the remarkable achievements in the higher education and research sector in terms of gender equality, there is still a need for change to ensure a balanced participation of women and men at all levels of academia but especially in the STEM fields and top academic positions.  

Yesterday, on 7 March 2023, as a part of the IWD activities,  we jointly organized a webinar together with the International Association of Universities (IAU) and had a great discussion on how universities can be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive across their activities, and in particular when working with local communities. The recording of this webinar will be available soon.  

8th of March, International Women's Day offers us a unique occasion to re-think gender inequalities in every aspect of life, and in this era of technological change that the world is getting through it is very timely to take specific action for advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM. Accordingly, EWORA is planning to organize two public webinars to advance our understanding of why we have a very limited number of female rectors at European universities of science & technology, which will feed into the development of proposals to increase the participation of female leaders. We will keep you updated about the webinar dates and registration details.

European Women Rectors Association (EWORA) remembers the story of women’s long struggle for their rights and would like to wish you all a happy International Women’s Day (#IWD2023).