As part of the Genderfair project at TU Wien, BAWAG P.S.K. conferred for the first time the BAWAG P.S.K. Award for women. The award was given to Dr. ldiko Merta.
This award pays tribute to women who have become role models due to their achievements and contributions in their professional environment. It also aims to inspire other women especially from the fields of science, journalism and art and to raise awareness about the importance of social commitment, intercultural understanding and the creation of equal opportunities for women and men.
„It is a great honor and pleasure for me to receive this award! It is of great importance to me, because it is a public appreciation and recognition of my scientific work and commitment. I warmly welcome this initiative and am delighted that the first BAWAG PSK Women’s Prize in the field of technical sciences has been conferred. In this area in particular, the proportion of women is still severely underrepresented and gender clichés are unfortunately still relevant. This award gives a strong impulse to recognizing female role models and to changing the stereotypical image of the engineering profession as a mostly male domain„, says Dr. Merta.