Girls in Motion: 20 girls travelling from Milan to Naples to talk about technical culture for women

The project is part of the WIM – Women in Motion Campaign

Rome, 14 March 2017 

20 female students travelling from Milan to Naples to talk about female technical and specialist culture from the standpoint of young women. This is the objective of Girls in Motion, one of the projects of the larger WIM – Women in Motion Campaign, supported by Gruppo FS Italiane, which came about to incentivise the presence of women in the technical areas of companies, destroy the stereotypes attached to the female presence in roles historically considered as being male, and ensure that continually more women choose technical-scientific schools and universities.

The Girls in Motion project is the result of the collaboration between FS Italiane, Acea, Aidda, Amarelli, Ania, Fondazione Marisa Bellisario, Enel, Eni, Poste Italiane, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana and Terna, and it was presented today at the headquarters of the Fondazione Marisa Bellisario by the Presidents of important Italian companies and industrial groups, which have been part of a network for sharing experiences, projects and common initiatives since 2016: Gioia Ghezzi (Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane), Pina Amarelli (Amarelli), Alessandra Oddi Baglioni (Aidda), Claudia Cattani (Rete Ferroviaria Italiana), Maria Bianca Farina (Ania), Lella Golfo (Fondazione Marisa Bellisario), Patrizia Grieco (Enel), Emma Marcegaglia (Eni), Luisa Todini (Poste), Catia Tomasetti (Acea).

The central characters of Girls in Motion are 20 female students, selected from around 1,500 girls enrolled in high schools throughout Italy, and who stood out because of their enthusiasm, curiosity and attitude towards technical subjects.

The students will leave on 25th April from Milan on board a Frecciarossa 1000 which, stop after stop, will lead them to the operative systems that symbolise the technical excellence of the network companies (for example maintenance systems, operation rooms, construction sites, workshops). The journey will end in Naples on 29th April.

The girls will talk about their travelling experience with texts, images and videos on the Facebook page of WIM- Women in Motion to incentivise females of their own age to follow technical study roads or a professional career in the technical sectors.