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SAES will participate in a program for the development of women together with the Polytechnic University of Cartagena

Celebrating International Women and Girls in Science Day, SAES joined the movement aimed at promoting the development of science and technology professions among women and girls so they can study and develop professional careers in science. Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The company, which develops sonar technology and other underwater electronics systems and participates in major naval projects such as the S-80 submarine and F-110 frigate, will collaborate this year as part of the ‘Excellence Program for Developing Female Talent from The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Political University of Cartagena (UPCT) for undergraduate and postgraduate students and graduates from the Political University of Cartagena.

Three women with responsible positions in this company will take part as professional mentors and support the young engineers in their access to the working world: Cristina Abad, General Director and Engineer for Automation and Industrial Electronics, Sara Garca, Manager for Communication, Marketing and Engineer for Intelligence and Telecommunications and Esther Corbaln, Head of Human Resources and Bachelor of Mathematics. All of them will share their experiences and viewpoints with final year students (3 and 4) and Masters degrees in Engineering or UPCT graduates who need help to achieve their goals, improve their personal skills and develop their talent and get closer to the reality of the professional world.

Director Cristina Abad recognizes that women are less present in technological sectors and in leadership positions and therefore have no references. At SAES we want to contribute our part to this initiative and work to ensure that gender does not determine the scientific and technical vocation.

This experience links other initiatives promoting programs to promote the university profile of girls and young people, such as the collaboration in 2020 with the Everis Foundation’s Pulsar program, in which Esther Corbaln participated as a mentor, who highlights that she is a very good one Personality is It enriched the experience and made me grow at the same time as my mentor grew. The program consisted of 6 sessions (one per month) with the clear aim of the girl identifying her worth and skills, exposing a short and medium term plan, and developing communication and assertion skills.

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