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European Women: Innovating for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Activity by Cheryl Miller   |   added on Oct 21, 2011   |   Belgium Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Cefic.org

14:00-16:00 on Wednesday, 23 November, the European chemical industry council, Cefic, will be showcasing the contribution of European women to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth through science, as a part of a 3-day “Tomorrow starts with Chemistry” event in Brussels.

Celebrating the International Year of Chemistry in 2011, on the afternoon of Wednesday, 23 November, the European chemical industry council, Cefic*, will be showcasing the contribution of European women to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth through science, as a part of a three-day “Tomorrow starts with Chemistry” event at the Palais des Academies in Brussels.

"European Women:  Innovating for Smart, Sustainable & Inclusive Growth" is a high-level panel discussion on the contribution of women leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists to achieving the Europe 2020 vision, where speakers, panelists and audience members will contribute to a moderated discussion addressing the following topics:

  • Challenges to achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe;
  • Contributions to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, and lessons learned by leading women in science and innovation in Europe; and
  • Opportunities for increasing women’s role in achieving the Europe 2020 vision through science and innovation.

The speakers and panelists will include high-level representatives from Europe’s public sector; leaders from private industry, enterprise, and the non-profit sector; as well as policy and media experts in gender, science and innovation.

The following is a draft schedule for the  event:

14:00 - Keynote Speech
14:20 - Panelist Briefings
14:50 - Coffee Pause
15:00 - Panelist Briefings
15:20 - Moderated Discussion with Audience Contribution
15:45 - Summary Statement & Closing Keynote
16:00 - End

Attendance at the event is free, but pre-registration is necessary: 

Registration closes on Monday 21 November 2011.


Topic: celebrating chemistry, celebrating women chemists, women in science, women in chemistry, innovation, sustainability, smart growth, inclusive growth Audience: general public, women, decision and policy makers, professional chemists, researchers
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