How ICT Encourages Informal Mentoring Networks to Promote Gender Equality in Times of Pandemic


Clara Silveira – Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Guarda, Portugal
Leonilde Reis –
Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Guarda, Portugal
Rita Costa –
Junior Research, Gaia, Portugal
Maria José Costa –
College of Gaia, Gaia, Portugal


7th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2021 – Conference Proceedings: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT,  Online/virtual, May 27, 2021

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Gender equality;
Information and
communication technologies;
Sustainable development


Abstract: Gender equality promotion initiatives are increasingly needed to foster the choice of the scientific area of engineering. Currently, in higher education, it is observed that regarding engineering courses women practi­cally have no representation in relation to the number of male students. The article presents the problem in the field of Gender Equality interrelating with the Sustainable Development Goals. The research methodology adopted is Design Science Research, given the specificity of the problem. The main results and contributions are the literature review in the field of the theme under study, as well as the various initiatives in the national Portuguese context and focus on a set of instruments of debate and dissemination in­volving testimonies of former students and the community. These initiatives promote Gender Equality in engineering courses in Higher Education, en­hancing the choice of these courses.

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