E-REDES has signed a protocol for the Top Women Scholarship mentoring programme with 11 higher education institutions, including the UMinho School of Engineering. This initiative is aimed at final-year students from 23 master’s programmes in electrical and computer engineering from the north to the south of the country. In total, E-REDES awarded 30 merit scholarships worth two thousand euros, in a programme that will begin in December 2023 and which kicked off with a ceremony to present the students with their awards.
Eva Castro, a finalist on the integrated master’s degree in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering; Matilde Bravo, a finalist on the master’s degree in Computer Engineering; and Juliana Galvão, a finalist on the master’s degree in Information Systems Engineering and Management, were the three students awarded in this 2nd edition of the programme.
The eleven educational institutions stood out for their involvement and promotion of the programme among their female students, who have now won awards. This partnership is based on commitment and the promotion of greater gender equality in careers in technology and the energy sector. The partner institutions include the Faculty of Science and Technology of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the Faculty of Engineering of Universidade do Porto, Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade de Aveiro, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Universidade do Minho, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu and Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.
The future engineers who have been awarded the merit scholarships also have access to a mentoring programme, with personalised support from one of 30 E-REDES mentors, which allows them to learn more about the activity of the Electricity Distribution Network Operator and professional opportunities in the energy sector. These mentors are tasked with assessing the mentees’ performance and agility and are geographically distributed across the different educational institutions.
In this second edition of the Top Women Scholarship there is also something new associated with the mentoring programme, called Empowering You to Change the World, with the aim of enabling mentees to get closer to the E-REDES business, as well as creating a network of contacts with mentors and other company stakeholders.
The programme starts in December 2023 and runs until June 2024, when the mentees receive feedback on their entire Top Women Scholarship journey.
The School of Engineering congratulates the students selected for this 2nd edition.
More information: https://www.e-redes.pt/pt-pt/e-redes-top-women-scholarship