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

End of the B-Mincome pilot project to combat poverty and social exclusion

Mon, 28/10/2019 - 18:21

Social services. After two years, the guaranteed municipal income programme draws to a close according to schedule.

Over fifty activities at Smart City Week to reflect on how technology changes cities

Fri, 25/10/2019 - 15:10

Smart City. From 11 to 17 November we’ll be reflecting on the city model which Barcelona aspires to, with a week of activities for people to be more in touch with how technologies and accumulated knowledge make for fairer, more...

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The Science Festival is back with an autumn edition

Thu, 24/10/2019 - 12:13

Culture and free time. The big research and innovation gathering is back again this year with 200 free activities for people of all ages.

Democracy, technology and the future to be discussed at the Decidim global meeting

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 13:27

Participation. From 29 to 31 October, Fabra i Coats will present the first edition of DecidimFest.

Agenda

Projecte Comunitari: Associació de Dones Ciberdona

When:
From 31/08/2016 to 31/12/2019
Where:
Casal de Barri Cardener
C Cardener 45 (Gràcia)
932 100 803

I Convocatoria d'arts i tecnologia per a joves creadors 'La Roda'

When:
From 07/01/2020 to 24/01/2020
Where:
Punt Multimèdia de Sants - Montjuïc Casa del Mig
C Muntadas 1 (Sants-Montjuïc)
932914262

Trobada "Girls on protoboard: Noies & Tecnologia"

When:
From 10/01/2020 to 03/04/2020
Where:
Punt Multimèdia de Sants - Montjuïc Casa del Mig
C Muntadas 1 (Sants-Montjuïc)
932914262

Sessió informativa 'Technovation Girls' * Estàs preparada per canviar el món?

When:
13/12/2019
Where:
Biblioteca Nou Barris
Pl Major de Nou Barris 2 (Nou Barris)
932914850

Girls Power: Art i tecnologia

When:
13/12/2019
Where:
Biblioteca Nou Barris
Pl Major de Nou Barris 2 (Nou Barris)
932914850
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