iBET’s CEO Paula Alves was invited by Portuguese Newspaper Expresso to the initiative “100 ideas by 100 Women for Portugal’s New Government Program”.
For five days in Expresso’s Online Edition, 100 Portuguese female leaders in various fields including arts, science, education, and business, shared their ideas for Portugal’s new government, raising awareness for equity in politics.
In the fifth part, Paula Alves proposed her measures under the themes of science, technology, and education:
– Developing science and technology-based plans for wealth creation.
– Launching programs promoting greater alignment between R&D centers’ research and industry’s needs.
– Investing on internationally competitive centers of excellence with “integrated offers” from “discovery to the manufacture” of high-value products, to stimulate the increase in R&D exports and create more qualified and well-paid jobs, to retain talent.
– Increasing the flexibility of Secondary School curricular contents, promoting education plans in science and technology, and implementing measures that effectively reduce inequality in access to education.
This initiative was led by Susana Carvalho, founder of Earth Watchers, and Susana Viseu, president of Business as Nature, ONG which promotes sustainable production and consumption, with special focus on women as influencers.
Follow the link for the full piece (in Portuguese):