Shattering the Crystal Ceiling towards gender balance in automotive engineering

In the heart of Motor Valley, where innovation resonates and dreams take shape, it’s time to talk about gender balance through this compelling interview with Professor Elena Bassoli, Director of MUNER’s Summer School Women In Transport. 🚗💬

Her insights shed a powerful light on the challenges women face in high-level engineering roles and the resonant call for change in the automotive industry.

In a sector where talent converges, she pointed out that women are still rare in high performance vehicle design roles. The glass ceiling, as intangible as it may be, remains a challenge to the number of women vocations in engineering roles.

But this is where the story turns into a beacon of hope. MUNER – Motorvehicle University of Emilia Romagna, is stepping up to break the norm and introduce a new narrative.  

Among the activities that MUNER pursues to achieve these important goals, the Summer School Women In Transport, specially crafted for female students passionate about the automotive field, stands out for its relevance.

As Professor Bassoli rightly pointed out, the automotive industry is currently missing out on the enormous richness that comes from diverse perspectives. The Summer School aims to change this paradigm by providing a platform for female talent to thrive, innovate and redefine the future of automotive engineering.

Join us as we rewrite the story of Motor Valley. Imagine a world where gender balance is the norm and every talented individual, regardless of gender, is given the opportunity to shine in a unique pathway.  Women in Transport is a commitment to this vision; the goal is to create an environment where excellence blossoms across the genders.

Visit our dedicated webpage, apply now, share the excitement, and be part of a journey that transcends stereotypes. Together, let’s drive change, embrace diversity, and build a future where expectations are gender-neutral.

Please note: An online information meeting will be held on 14 March 2024 at 18:00 (local time) to present the new edition of the Summer School Women in Transport, to provide information and to clear up any doubts of potential participants in the call for applications.
To participate, please register HERE.

The meeting will be attended by the Director of the Women In Transport School, the Programme Manager of MUNER and the contact person of the Fondazione Marco Biagi.

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