“To rise to the challenges of the 21st century, we need to harness our full potential. That requires dismantling gender stereotypes.”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Since the adoption in 2015 of UN Resolution 70/212, the 11 February has been celebrated as International Day of Women and Girls in Science with the aim of promoting the full and equal participation of women and girls in education, training, employment and decision-making processes in the sciences.
Here at Leonardo, we recognise that different people and their different perspectives are a key part of what makes somewhere a great place to work – one reason why a culture of Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) matters to us. A gender-balanced workforce is a big part of this and, as a company in the technology sector, means making sure we do all we can to nurture and encourage female involvement in the disciplines of Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM), from childhood and onwards.
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we are delighted once again to celebrate the extraordinary contributions and achievements of women working across Leonardo. We thank them not only what they bring to our business but for their ongoing inspiration to future generations of women engineers. With each barrier broken, they make it that much easier for those choosing a career in STEM to take the next step towards true equality.
Co-Chair, Leonardo Equalise Network Group