"Go MINT" - National Pact for Women in MINT careers
In 2008, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched "Go MINT" - National Pact for Women in MINT careers, the only nationwide network initiative focusing on women and MINT (STEM) in order to open up the innovation potential of women for STEM in the long term, to attract more women to STEM careers and to present a modern image of STEM professions.
www.komm-mach-mint.de is the central information point for the topic of women and STEM. The website gives nationwide orientation about STEM-activities for female pupils, students and STEM-professionals. Multipliers can find practical materials, concrete support services and current expertise in the information pool. Information on BMBF-funded innovative project approaches to attract highly qualified female young talents for STEM as well as a monitoring of the development of female STEM student figures complete the services.
Nationwide STEM actions and projects: www.komm-mach-mint.de/schuelerinnen/mint-karte
Partners and associates
With their partnership well-known partners from politics, businesses, science, social partners and the media have the opportunity to testify their commitment and engagement for more women in STEM. In effective Pact formats they meet up with young female talents. Opportunities for the successful recruitment and development of female MINT talents will be further expanded. In this way, the partners contribute to attract the potential of young women to MINT.
These are our partners www.komm-mach-mint.de/unternehmen-organisationen/die-partner
Networking and service
The office's nationwide public relations present a practical and attractive image of scientific and technical professions. The services support the implementation and expansion of effective actions at the transitions from school to university and from university to work. The office initiates transferable good practices, makes initiatives visible and advises on plans of actions and gender-sensitive external communication.
The joint activities are successful: in 2018, almost twice as many female first-year students chose MINT subjects as in 2008, the year in which the Pact was established.
The office of "Go MINT" is located at the Competence Center Technology-Diversity-Equal Opportunities e. V. (kompetenzz).
kompetenzz is Germany's major network on the topics of technology, diversity and equal opportunities. kompetenzz.de