Presentation of the ninth edition of the project
Coding Girls, the educational programme developed to help orient young women in their studies and future professions by training with STEM subjects has reached its ninth edition thanks to a strong educational alliance headed by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale. The alliance involves schools, families, universities, companies, and public and private organisations. The excellent synergy of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Italy continues in collaboration with Microsoft and the Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo. Various collaborations also reinforced the model such as that with ENI on sustainability and the energy transition.
Only in the course of last year, the project involved nearly 15,000 students in more than 30 Italian cities, and in collaboration with over 30 universities. This year, the project has announced a special programme for the City of Rome and a focus on IT security, as cybersecurity is a social investment that interests collectivity. It is not just about hackers, super experts and special teams. And even women can provide a contribution to one of the crucial challenges of the present and future.
Moreover, thanks to the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and together with CIES, we are involving students from Italy and ten provinces of Mozambique in a training and awareness-raising programme for STEAM subjects (basic and advanced). In addition, a group of young women will also participate in pilot incubation and development of micro and small enterprises for women.
11.00 | WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
- Christina Tomlinson, Minister Councillor for Public Affairs, United States Embassy, Italy
- Mirta Michilli, Director General, Fondazione Mondo Digitale
11.20 | SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order)
- Annamaria Brancaccio, school administrator, General Direction for Schools and Assessment of the National Education System, Ministry of Education
- Pierpaolo Limone, Rector, University of Foggia and CRUI Coordinator for Orientation, Training, ITS and Life-long Learning (tbc)
- Monica Lucarelli, Equal Opportunities Councillor, City of Rome
- Beatrice Pasciuta, Deputy Rector for Equal Opportunities, University of Palermo
- Maria Grazia Pugliese, Customer Success Executive, Microsoft Italia
- Elisa Chierchiello, Coach, Fondazione Mondo Digitale
- Silvia Salini, Associate Professor of Statistics, “La Statale” University of Milan
- Giorgia Mazzanti, student, Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna
- Annarita Petrillo, professor, Liceo scientifico Peano - Monterotondo
12.45 | CONCLUSIVE MESSAGE
- Anna Maria Bernini, Minister of University and Research