Every March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s Day. A day that has been commemorated for more than 100 years, when female repression and gender inequality was more visible than today, so much that only men had the right to vote in most countries.
This history has taken a 180-degree turn. In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to give women the right to vote. Today, in 2022, there are more than 20 women heads of state in the world, including Jacinda Arden, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Jacinda has broken paradigms and stereotypes, not only by being the youngest woman head of state in history, nor by having a child during her term of office, but also by leading this country to be an example in the fight against social inequality and one of the best efforts against Covid19.
"Prejudices are part of our day to day life and fighting to change ways of thinking is not an easy job but between all of us we can achieve it."
Breaking bias, eliminating roadblocks....
The area of earth sciences and engineering has historically been dominated by the male gender, we women have encountered difficulties and impediments when it comes to finding work, being promoted to higher positions and even going to the field or working outside the office. In recent years we have shown that we are not the fair sex, in the School of Geodetic Engineering of the University of Zulia there are more women students than men, we see more and more women occupying high positions and being an example for future generations.
“Because female empowerment does not favor only women, it enriches the whole society”.
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Luz Bacaicoa, Innovation and Strategy Manager SIGGMA