Associations expand knowledge and networking
The participation of women in class associations and other corporate entities is crucial for career development and progress in gender equality issues, according to ABPI vice-president Tatiana Campello; the director-editor, Laetitia d’Hanens, and the deputy director of the CSD-ABPI, Fernanda Barella Beser. They recently attended the webinar “Female Representativeness on Associative Activities: Impact on Careers and Institutions,” moderated by Joana de Mattos Siqueira, coordinator of the ABPI Diversity and Inclusion Committee on March 15th.
Tatiana noted that attending congresses and events organized by associations, both national and international, provides an excellent opportunity for continuing education. Therefore, it is worthwhile to participate not only in one but in several associations.
Laetitia highlighted the significance of her involvement in entities of the associative world in developing her career. She gradually built her knowledge of intellectual property and was greatly supported by debates promoted by associations. “I gradually fell in love with IP, and I always found lots of generosity in these spaces,” she said. “From them, I was able to develop a systemic view of the matter, especially in a specialized area of law, and I learned to multiply this dialogue and knowledge.”
For Fernanda, intellectual property was love at first sight. Her participation in entities like the CSD-ABPI, where she also served as deputy coordinator of the Domain Names Commission, allowed her to expand her knowledge and networking. “Associations offer numerous courses, congresses, and other events, providing ample opportunities to learn, connect with people, and debate ideas,” she explained.
To access the webinar, visit the ABPI Channel on YouTube.