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Care: IIR working group with emphasis on women in refrigeration.

Number: pap. 48

Author(s) : MARQUES C., COLOMBO I., EVANS J., et al.


The refrigeration industry plays a major and increasing role in today’s global economy, with significant contributions made in food, health, energy and environmental domains which policy makers need to better understand and take into account. The need for engineering and technical staff is currently increasing due to the growing demand for refrigerating capacities, along with the unique skills required from refrigeration-related professions in the field of energy and environment. There is a need to attract the young
generation into the industry especially minority groups such as women. This is one of the main priorities of the International Institute of Refrigeration. Women are still significantly and visibly under-represented in the refrigeration industry. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the current preliminary state-of-the-art of women in the refrigeration field collected from national refrigeration institutions and associations. Suggested incentive actions are the outcomes of meetings carried out by the IIR Career in Refrigeration (CaRe) working group.

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  • Original title: Care: IIR working group with emphasis on women in refrigeration.
  • Record ID : 30023401
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: General information
  • Source: 5th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Proceedings: Beijing, Chine, 6-8 avril 2018
  • Publication date: 2018/04/06
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18462/iir.iccc.2018.0048
  • Notes:

    CORRIGENDUM: There could be an error of the percentage of women membership for Romania of the IIR survey. The percentage of women registered after 2015 is about 20%, compared to the data reported for the year 2015 and used in the article which is more than 33%.


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