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DFKI celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

On International Women's Day, DFKI is launching the series #WEatDFKI to introduce some of its outstanding researchers.  Five women give insights into their work, strengths, and plans for saving the world.

International Women's Day, celebrated annually on 8 March, is a global event that highlights women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It is also a call to action for gender equality and women's rights.

It is no secret that women in science and technology are still underrepresented in many fields, such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences. Although their work may be underrepresented in quantitative terms, it is extremely valuable in qualitative terms.  

DFKI is using International Women's Day as an opportunity to spotlight some of its outstanding researchers. Five women from five DFKI locations - from Bremen to Berlin, Lower Saxony, Kaiserslautern, and Saarbrücken - not only provide exciting insights into their work but also talk about their strengths, how they want to save the world and even reveal what they would do if they had not chosen a career in science.

Starting next Monday, 11 March 2024, DFKI will publish their interviews here, one a day.  

11 March, Monday: Lorena Göritz, Osnabrück

12 March, Tuesday: Julia Mayer, Kaiserslautern

13 March, Wednesday: Mansi Sharma, Saarbrücken

14 March, Thursday: Dr. Melya Boukheddimi, Bremen

15 March, Friday: Dr. Tanja Schneeberger, Berlin

True to DFKI's mission of "Human-centric AI", these women represent their colleagues who are working on AI solutions to meet the challenges of the future and create added value for society. By highlighting their research and achievements, DFKI aims to inspire future generations of girls and women to pursue careers in science and research.