ITER IDEA at WomenX Impact 2022

Guido Mazza

by Guido Mazza

17, 18 and 19 November shined as significant days for our growth path: ITER IDEA was invited to participate in the three-day WomenX Impact event at FICO Eataly World in Bologna.

WomenX Impact is an organization that has promoted female empowerment for years, encouraging topics such as gender equality and personal growth paths through mentorship programs and a dynamic group of Ambassadors in Italy, the UK and Belgium.

Values ​​and aspects that have guided the choice of our projects,

as our winning platform of the EU Datathon 21 contest, in November 2021.

The event engaged exceptional guests with high-impact speeches, such as those proposed by representatives of the European Commission, who wanted to underline the need to continue the commitment to Sustainable Development Goals, including Gender equality.

Goal 5

Among the events organized, there was also a workshop in which we were the protagonists. Indeed, we had the pleasure of conducting an in-depth study entitled "Women in coding", focused on the importance of digital skills in the world in which we live.

Presentazione workshop
Among the topics addressed, greater female participation in STEM subjects could respond to the more than 700,000 positions currently open in Europe in digital subjects.

During the seminar, we also presented the new and wholly renewed interface of UNA Women.

UNA Women - Intro

We were arousing the interest of the participants who could touch our platform's power and scalability.

The solution supports users, particularly young women, in discovering and exploring the most suitable European opportunities based on their professional and non-professional characteristics or desires.

The platform analyzes and aggregates millions of information collected from European Open Data, from Institutes and partner companies that have decided to support the cause and share valuable data with us for users. Among the parameters elaborated by the algorithms, those analyzed by the World Economic Forum in 146 economies: Work, Education and Support.

UNA Women was included, among over one hundred proposals, among the ten finalists of the Startup Competition of the event.
Finalists - UNA Women

At the end of the three days, Sara Baroni presented in front of an audience of business experts, investors and over 300 participants.

Sara Baroni at the Startup Competition
From UNA Women pitch

We believe that technologies such as IDEA Cloud and solutions such as UNA Women can become part of how new generations will soon discover new educational and professional opportunities: enhancing, data-driven, and aligned with their ideals.

Every day young people show us how attentive they are to respecting the principles they believe in, including gender equality, and less and less inclined to realities that are distant from their way of thinking.

All this promotes a world of limitless opportunities and moves large organizations, such as those present at WomenX Impact 2022, to review their procedures, such as HR, and accelerate certification processes.

To crown this important week, our project has been included in the first The Use Case Observatory

We believe that the long path to gender equality passes through people, meetings and events like these. Do you share our values ​​and are you interested in collaborating with us?