The Tools for Change Project


"Tools for Change" is a program that fits into the frame of the promotion of gender equality within the workplace. This program is designed with the aim to offer very concrete strategies on how to navigate these successful models.

  A study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley, has shown the existence of gender prejudices, especially in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In fact, data analyzed between 2005 and 2006 shows that women occupy only 24% of academic positions.

According to the studies conducted by the project, the reasons attributable to the exclusion of women in the scientific world are mainly two: a prejudice rooted in the world of work, and the lack of family-friendly policies .

"Tools for Change" offers short (but effective) presentations aimed at a variety of audiences, intended for different contexts. These workshops summarize which practices work best in creating a work environment that encourages the participation of women in science, and also provides data and percentages updated. For example, during the workshop "For Woman in STEM" has been discussed that, although women now receive more than 50% of PhDs, there are many fewer women than men at the top of the academic hierarchy, and these women at the top are paid less than that reserved for men.

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