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Women are underrepresented in Informatics at all levels, from undergraduate and graduate studies to participation and leadership in academia and industry. The main aim and objective of EUGAIN, Cost Action CA19122, European Network For Gender Balance in Informatics is to improve gender balance in Informatics at all levels through the creation of a European network of colleagues working on the forefront of the efforts for gender balance in Informatics in their countries and research communities.
The narrative will start with a story of an unconventional journey full of prejudices towards the professorship as a means to elicit how important such an initiative is for our community.
Valentina Lenarduzzi is a postdoctoral researcher at LUT University (Finland). She is Finnish consortium and WG5 leader in the COST Action EUGAIN European Network For Gender Balance in Informatics. Her research activities are related to modern software development practices and methodologies, including data analysis in software engineering, software quality, software maintenance and evolution, focusing on Technical Debt as well as code and architectural smells. She got the Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2015 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, (Italy), and at the Tampere University (Finland). Moreover, she was visiting researcher at the University of Kaiserslautern (TUK) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE (Germany). She served as a program committee member of various international conferences and for various international journals in the field of software engineering. She is recognized by the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) as one of the most active SE researcher in top-quality journals in the period 2013 to 2020.
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