Beatrice Borgia is Ambassador of diversity and inclusion at wICTh – Women In ICT by Iveco GroupCorporate
On November 29, Beatrice Borgia took part in wICTh – Women in ICT, an event organized by Iveco Group and part of a program of initiatives aimed at raising awareness on inclusion and diversity issues, as an external Ambassador on these aspects.
Iveco has set up relationships with its stakeholders, recognizing the value of these issues and encouraging the creation of an inclusive work environment in order to stimulate employees to develop their potential.
wICTh is a space dedicated to the discussion of issues related to gender diversity in the field of ICT and in general in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), in order to foster women’s empowerment and growth starting from the deconstruction of gender bias, that is prejudices generated by stereotypes that associate gender to suitability in a given professional role.
We took the opportunity to ask Beatrice, who has been Chief Corporate Development Officer at Teoresi for over a year, a few questions.
What was the reason why you were identified by some stakeholders as an Ambassador on these issues?
Ever since I was a child I have been passionate and had a strong aptitude for science and technology, and my family always encouraged me to follow the path I felt was most mine. Therefore, I had the opportunity to build my professional career based on an in-depth study of the scientific-technological world and an abiding interest in innovation, value creation and the business aspect of science. I hope my experience can be an inspiration for girls who want to approach STEM subjects and who want to pursue a career in science-technical fields
How important is diversity in the company?
Diversity is a real asset for any company. It means being able to make decisions based on multiple points of view and avoiding so-called “tunnel vision,” that narrow field of vision that does not allow us to grasp the richness of perspectives other than ours. It is, therefore, necessary to encourage diversity because it increases the ability to innovate, grow and solve problems.
What can we do concretely?
To achieve gender equality, we should start with deconstructing gender prejudices by accepting, starting from the family environment, that there is no male or female intelligence and that, its development is basically the product of a socio-historical learning system.
It is a long way but it is important to start by encouraging dialogues to raise awareness on these issues so that female empowerment becomes “normality.”