Gender Equality at the University of Minho: Empowering Women for Successful Careers in Engineering
With the impacts of technology and globalization, there’s an increasing need for studies involving topics related to gender equality. There is a need for growing awareness about gender inequalities and promoting effective actions for their eradication., it is no different. Effective policies must be implemented in academia and scientific institutions to address and promote gender equality in managing human resources, research and pedagogical activities. This chapter describes the actions carried out at the University of Minho to implement a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) under the auspices of the European Project H2020, titled “EQUAL-IST – Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions”. It describes the activities implemented the encountered resistances, the strategic decisions made to overcome them and lessons learned during the execution along the process.