Technology and Gender

Description / Objectives

To encourage the presence of women in the world of technology.

The European Commission report, Women active in the ICT sector, reveals that across Europe only 29 out of every 1,000 female graduates gain a degree related to computer science (compared to 95 male students). This number reduces significantly to just 4 if we are talking about Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) alone. Females tend to abandon the sector during their careers, which means that only 9% of those who studied ICT still work in the field by the age of 45.

In Catalonia, according to the Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari (Agency for the Quality of the University System), during the 2015-2016 academic year, only 13% of students enrolled on ICT courses were female. Of every 1,000 women, only 4 work in the ICT sector.

The City Council drafted a study entitled L’ecosistema de les TIC des de la perspectiva de gènere a Barcelona (The ICT Ecosystem from a Gender Perspective in Barcelona), which confirmed this data on the under-representation of women in this field, although it did highlight, among other things, that the gender pay gap in this sector (-10.7%) is clearly less than the Barcelona average (-21.8%).

We are promoting the role of women in the technology industry in order to strive for equality in this sector. The gender divide, although smaller than in other industries, still exists. It must therefore be tackled through education, encouraging scientific and technological vocations among girls.

Barcelona City Council is working on empowering women in technology to enhance the equality of women. i.Lab's Girls for a Change, Data and Women Hackathons, and Empowering Women in Tech are some of the events promoted.

 

News

BCN Fem Tech women’s network to combat the digital gender divide in the city

Tue, 20/07/2021 - 15:32

Digital gender divide. The Canòdrom presents six residencies with a feminist perspective for the coming year in science, technology and democracy.

The new Cibernàrium in Nou Barris provides training to reduce the digital divide

Sat, 17/07/2021 - 10:11

Cibernàrium. The centre comes in addition to the Cibernàrium in the 22@, between them offering over 360 activities.

Connecting Barcelona to reduce the digital divide

Fri, 09/07/2021 - 13:03

Digital divide. A pilot project is to provide quality internet access, devices and digital skills-acquisition for 400 vulnerable households in Trinitat Nova.

Consult the Fab Lab activity report with regard to the Covid-19 crisis

Wed, 23/06/2021 - 14:55

Digital inclusion. From March to June 2020, the city's Fab Labs focused on tackling Covid-19. Discover what they did to deal with the pandemic.

Agenda

Exposició 'Museu de la desigualtat digital'

When:
Permanent event
Where:
Centre d'Innovació Urbana Ca l'Alier
C Pere IV 362 (Sant Martí)
934 860 638
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