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The second edition of the book 'Innovactoras', which recognises the work of innovative women of the 21st century, is published.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to women innovators through award Innovactora.

21 | 12 | 2020

The second edition of the book 'Innovactoras. Refererentes del siglo XXI del Norte y del Sur', from project Innovactoras, which is part of the initiative network WINN of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra. This book, sample , contains examples of 50 women who have developed interesting innovative initiatives from different realities of the 21st century: science, technology, business, Education and society.

In addition, in a second part of the book, some guidelines and resources are offered for those interested in emulating them, for professionals who want to develop innovative profiles and for those who want to discover and innovate. In this way, the book is a tool to train and encourage other people to innovate. The author of the book is María Beunza, president of Innovactoras and professor at the University.

This second edition was developed as a result of the worldwide recognition of project Innovactoras by the UN World Summit on the Information Society, which has awarded this initiative in the category of 'Regional and International Cooperation'.

According to Mª Cruz Díaz de Terán, coordinator of network WINN (network Iberoamerican Innovation and training to Strengthen the Female Impact in Innovation Ecosystems), it is important to make these references visible as a way of recognizing the contribution of women to the social, cultural, economic, scientific, etc. development. "There are more and more programs of study that reflect how the visibility of female referents increases the interest of girls to develop these professions", she pointed out. She also added that it is a way of recognizing the enriching nature of the joint work between women and men.

The money raised from the sale of the book will go to the award Innovactora, which is offered to women who participate in an impactful project at the 9th goal of development Sostenible. There are two awards, one for women over 18 years of age and a award Innovactora Junior, for young people between 16 and 18 years of age. In addition to the prize money, the award winners will be incorporated into the Innovactoras platform, giving them greater visibility.