Stem is Fem, a charity project launched by Gamingtec, recently held its tenth educational module online which focused on pharmaceuticals and gathered together girls from all around Ukraine interested in STEM. The module was supported by the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine, Larisa Galadza.
Gamingtec initiated the project to encourage girls to study technical sciences. At this module, they attended a lecture on pharmacy by Oksana Muliarchuk, Head of Network of Plasma Centers at Biopharma. She in turn introduced a number of professions that are currently in high demand in pharmacy, explained about the various stages of drug development and quality control, and explained to the girls how they can build a successful career in this industry. Muliarchuk also shared her working experience and answered questions about self-motivation and self-confidence.
During the two days, participants visited workshops and took two online excursions – to a pharmaceutical company and a research and development center. The girls learned a lot about blood donation and daily routine at the Biopharma laboratory.
Everyone that attended took a turn at being the manager of a pharmaceutical center and worked on strategies on how to present new drugs on the national medicine market. The grand prize – a microscope – was won by Veronika Podlesnova from Dnipro for providing a concept of new antibiotics based on defensins.
CEO of Gamingtec
Stem is Fem is a charity project initiated by Gamingtec that motivates girls to try professions that were previously male-dominated. The main goal is to break stereotypes and restore gender balance in employment.