Women and girls in science

H2020 women in science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is the 11th day of February, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on 22 December 2015. The day recognizes the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. The day’s purpose is to promote full and equal access to participation in science for women and girls.

The GIESEPP MP team believes that there should not be division between female or male professionals in science, innovation or any sector. Despite that certain domains are still more male dominated, for example, space. Thus, we believe that it is important to encourage girls and women to follow their dreams and explore career opportunities in diverse sectors, even if some of them are still considered “male-dominated” of “for men”.

Discover some of the female professionals who fulfil an important role in implementation of the Horizon 2020 project GIESEPP MP

Dr. Dagmar Lauer

System Engineering / Deputy Team Leader Electric Propulsion Components at ArianeGroup

Dagmar fulfils the role of the Thruster Engineer and Thruster unit test coordinator within the GIESEPP MP project. She has more than 17 years of experience in the field, 12 of these years she has been working at ArianeGroup.

Dagmar Giesepp MP

Dagmara’s advice to girls and women who are interested in science:

“Do whatever you have a passion for, it is always a good idea to find support / advice by experienced persons.””

Susanne Gall 

Contract Manager at ArianeGroup

Susanne’s background is not science. But her career path has led her to becoming a contract manager for science and innovation project’s at ArianeGroup. She has been involved in various projects related to science and innovation since 2011. She works in a close collaboration with scientists and engineers at ArianeGroup as well as other organisations in Europe.

Horizon Europe

Susanne’s advice to girls and women who are interested in science:

“If you enjoy science and space, just do it and never lose a good sense of humour!”

Claire Meon

Fluidics analyst and Equipment Manager for the GIESEPP MP

Clair is responsible for the pressure regulator (XFLR) within the Horizon 2020 project GIESEPP MP. She has more than 6 years of experience in the field. She is very interested contributing to her team with cutting-edge applications and overcoming challenges of space constraints. Claire likes solving problems that involve logic, physics and mathematics.


Linda Kimeiša

Communication manager at WIT Berry

Linda has more than 10 years of experience in digital communication. For the last few years she has been involved in various activities related to science and innovation. She is not a scientist but on her daily bases she works with scientists to ensure that they work and achievements receive deserved attention.

Giesepp Mp Porject

Linda’s advice to women and girls interested in science:

“Go ahead! Developing your career in science is an opportunity to advance and progress every day and leave a real impact.”

Guna Valtere

Communication manager at WIT Berry

Guna is a communication manager who helps scientists and other professionals deliver their information in engaging and beautiful way. She collaborates with scientists representing various fields and tries to find the best approach to visualise scientific results in an engaging way. 

Project science

Guna’s advice to women and girls interested in science:

Aim for excellence in any field that interests you! If it is science, excellent! The whole society will benefit from your work!”

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