On 21 November, 22 Veolia female employees in France, Poland and Canada participated in the 7th “Women in Engineering Sciences” day. The event is organized by the associations "Elles Bougent" and "UPSTI" under the patronage of the French Ministries of National Education and Industry.
The day aims to raise middle and high school girls’ awareness of scientific and technological careers through talks given by women sponsors who are engineers, technicians or students. The objective is to inform students about areas of activity and training leading to engineering jobs; encourage them to pursue careers in the jobs of the future in industry, which are sources of technological innovation; and give them career ambitions.
During the day, by talking with Veolia's sponsors, the girls were able to broaden their career ideas and develop a more positive view of scientific studies: "these interventions made it possible to better understand engineering activities and consider new career opportunities".
Veolia's women sponsors talk:
... And also Veolia's "link" men:
Sponsor Ismahane Remonnay, Director of Risk/Compliance at Veolia Water Technologies, talks about her professional experience in raising girls’ awareness of careers in science and technology
Figures for the "Women in Engineering Sciences" day
330 establishments in metropolitan France, overseas and abroad
20,000 girls involved