Berlin is devoted to stereotype-free career choices


‘’Girls day’’ and ‘’Boys day’’ were marked around Germany yesterday, with the goal of promoting stereotype-free career choices for future generations of professionals.

Mayor of Berlin Franziska Giffey stated on social media: ‘’Many companies in Berlin are also taking part and inviting girls and boys to get an idea of the possibilities in different professions. This is also the case at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin-Marienfelde, Daimler’s oldest production site with around 2,500 employees.’’

‘’Today, 20 schoolgirls were given an insight into the training workshop with a technical presentation, into the 3D printing of tool and vehicle parts, into production and into the Digital Factory Campus,’’ mayor Giffey further stated.

Science and gender equality are both essential for accomplishing internationally agreed-upon development goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. On the other hand, women and girls continue to be excluded from full participation in science and face major barriers on their way to becoming fully represented in this profession.

According to the European Institute for Gender Equality, more girls and women in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) would boost the EU’s GDP by 610 billion euros by 2050. STEM jobs are tackling many important issues, reshaping our world and paving the way for the better future for all of us.

‘’Thanks to plant manager Dobrawa and board member Jörg Burzer for the background discussion on the future of the site as a centre for sustainable digitised and automated automotive production and the development and implementation of MO360, the digital ecosystem of Mercedes Benz Cars,’’ mayor of Berlin stated.

‘’Innovation made in Berlin at the traditional Marienfelde location – a good concept for Berlin,’’ mayor of Berlin Franziska Giffey concluded.