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Gender stereotypes and the challenges for business

15 Feb 2022
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science highlights the need to reflect on the persisting gender gap in scientific disciplines. Organised by the EPP Group on Instagram Live, Veronika Bendere, Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, AmCham EU, joined the Early gender stereotypes: the challenges for business alongside Angelika Niebler, MEP (EPP, DE) and young researchers Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan to discuss the main stereotypes affecting girls in science and the reason why girls often take different career paths than their male counterparts. 

During the event speakers went on to exploring potential solutions, including educating young boys against stereotypes and creating effective career pathways for young girls and women, from recruitment onto the uptake of leadership roles.  

Veronika Bendere highlighted business’ commitment to building more diverse and inclusive workforces and improve female representation across company segments through ambitious career pipelines. In doing so, she referred to AmCham EU’s work on diversity and inclusion including the campaign on Uniting for diversity.  

Want to continue the conversation on contrasting gender bias? Register for our International Women’s Day breakfast event Mind the gap: promoting female leadership to #BreakTheBias.