Round table Mind the gap "women, science and innovation"

The president of CEOE Internacional, Marta Blanco, has participated in the round table of the day Mind the gap-women, science and innovation, organized by the Swedish Embassy and Espacio Fundación Telefónica.

The conference was opened by the Swedish Ambassador to Spain, Teppo Tauriainen, the General Director of Fundación Telefónica, Carmen Morenés, and the Manager of Social Innovation and International Relations at Fundación Cotec, Susana Mañueco.

The round table focused on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the employment landscape for women in the science and innovation sectors. Also taking part in this round table were: Samuel Engblom, Policy Director at the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees; Maria Blasco, scientific director of the National Center for Oncological Research; and Lola Rebollo, manager of Cybersecurity Companies R + D + i.

Marta Blanco highlighted how the multilateral equality agenda has been reinforced as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. She highlighted the work that is being carried out in various international forums on gender issues in the areas of internationalization, care economy or increasing the representation of women in leadership positions. In this sense, he emphasized the importance of collective effort as the most effective way to advance and ensure equal conditions in the workplace, as well as public-private collaboration.

At the close of the day, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, participated.

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