This document reviews the symposium organized on 15 November 2008 by the Association Femmes et Sciences and the Association for Parity in Scientific and Technical Jobs. This symposium explored the situation of women in scientific and technical jobs and the problems related to the attitude of young people towards scientific studies, which is conditioned by numerous stereotypes. Special emphasis was placed on scientific research jobs and those of large high technology corporations. A roundtable introduced the experiences of young professionals of both genders from the sectors of European research, large industry, an SME and the Air Force.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.