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The association INNOVACTORAS, to which the network WINN of the ICS belongs, is committed to making STEAM vocations, innovation and female entrepreneurship visible and supporting them.

On the Day of Women and Girls in Science, the coordinator of the network, María Cruz Díaz de Terán, told about the proposals for consolidation and international partnership to be carried out in 2021.

From left to right: Ana Belén Albero Díaz, Agurtzane Martínez Ortigosa, María Cruz Día Terán Velasco (on the screen) and María Beunza Mijimolle.

15 | 02 | 2021

The association INNOVACTORAS, to which the University of Navarra's network WINN belongs, joined in the celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11. Institute for Culture and Society of the University of Navarra, joined the celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11. 

It did so through a meeting tomake visible and support female innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics)vocations . They stressed the importance of including Humanities in this classification of vocations.

One of the speakers was María Cruz Díaz de Terán Velasco, coordinator of the international network WINN (Women Innovation), network Ibero-American innovation and training to strengthen the impact of women in innovation ecosystems. She told the latest news of the network and the proposals for consolidation and partnership to be carried out throughout this year 2021 with the different countries that make up the network.

For her part, Ana Belén Albero Díaz, innovator and president of the association Navarra for Innovation, Creativity and Culture, announced new developments such as the start of a radio programproject to raise the profile of female leaders at partnership with network WINN, as well as the third edition of the Innovactora Junior and WINN awards, and the first for educational centers.

Specifically, project radio will be materialized in the HUMANAS Podcast, which will be launched throughout the month of April 2021. It will serve to share stories of pioneering women in all fields, giving the narration a humanist approach . The aim is to rescue and strengthen female referents that allow debate on current issues. 

As she explained, they will try to ensure that each character that stars in the podcast will also lead listeners to think about essential human issues and to vindicate the place of women in the sciences, including Humanities. 

The event was attended by representatives of institutions of innovation, Education, culture and cooperation of public and private organizations, including Agurtzane Martínez Ortigosa, Director General of Innovation of the Government of Navarra; María Beunza Mijimolle, president of INNOVACTORAS and partner of the consulting firm Happeninn; Javier Martínez Lasa, director of Social Action and Gonzalo Soto Escudero, manager of the INICIA line, both from Caja Rural, the entity that sponsors the annual INNOVACTORAS awards.