Equal Career Paths for Women – NOW!

Equal Career Paths for Women – NOW! project aims at supporting and promoting equal employment and career development of women. The focus will be on vertical equality in three fields: technology, business as well as security and risk management.

The concrete objectives of the project are

  • to produce and disseminate knowledge regarding quality and gender parity
  • develop and disseminate the best practices in gender awareness study and career counseling, develop female students' working life contacts, and support the universities to draw up and implemente quality plans
  • support the careers and entrepreneurship of females with higher education, and
  • increase the knowledge on unconscious bias among the universities and companies.

The project produces new and topical knowledge about the causes and the consequences of gender segregation in Finnish working life and especially in the field of technology creates, pilots and consolidates new forms of study and career counseling, career services and entrepreneurial support for female students and professionals. Various activities help the formation of peer networks and the development of practices which promote equality and diversity of professions.

Equal Career Paths for Women – NOW!

Project manager: Merja Drake
Duration: 2020–2022
Partners: Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Haaga-Helia UAS, Laurea UAS, Oulu UAS, Lappeenranta-Lahti technical university, Aalto university foundation, Tampere university foundation and Trade union for academic engineers and architects
Funding: European social fund

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