The Valencian company, a benchmark in the textile and cosmetics sector for its great commitment to research, promotes equal opportunities, coinciding with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Grupo Ubesol organises, for the second consecutive year, the drawing competition “Women who created awareness” among schools near its plants, in order to encourage girls to see science as a great option for the future.
According to UNESCO data, only 3 out of 10 scientists in the world are women, so it is essential to celebrate this February 11, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, as an opportunity to raise awareness of the need to promote scientific careers among the smallest.
With this aim, the company invited schools near its three work centers in Atzeneta d’Albaida (Valencia), Ulldecona (Tarragona) and San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) to participate in the drawing competition “Women who created awareness ” about the figure of famous female scientists, whose work has been made invisible throughout history. Therefore, if a single girl has considered her future in the scientific field, they already consider this initiative a success.
More than 300 male and female students in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades from four different schools have participated in this initiative with their original designs. The winning class will receive a set of books on the figure of women who with their work contributed to the progress of science.
The drawing contest has also been replicated among the girls and boys of the group’s workers, who have joined this action to reinforce the message that talent has no gender.
Grupo Ubesol has one of the largest research teams in the sector with 111 scientists, who carry out their work in the R&D, Product Development, Materials and Quality departments and are excellent references for future generations. Giving visibility to the presence of women in the scientific field is key to progressing towards gender equality. For this reason, the company carries out specific actions, within its sustainability plan, with which it contributes to SDG 5, (Gender Equality), in order to achieve a society in which gender does not determine anyone’s future.
Grupo Ubesol has joined, one more year, the #NoMoreMatildas association, as patron of the micro-financing campaign, which seeks to print books about famous scientists who have been silenced and spread his legacy to future generations.