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

Video game culture comes to civic centres and libraries

Fri, 07/02/2020 - 10:47

Smart City. A series of free activities have been organised by libraries and civic centres as part of the “Gameplay” exhibition, to invite reflection on the world of video games and its influence on our society.

Mobile Week

Mobile Week returns to bring technology closer to the public

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 18:04

City Council. Over 150 activities are being organised around the city’s ten district from 20 February to 1 March.

How to apply for a municipal subsidy online

Thu, 19/12/2019 - 18:09

City Council. The documents that need to be presented online are the application form and a basic project description.

Cibernàrium and ACTIC accreditation, key tools for the digital training of citizens

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 16:48

Smart City. The Digital skills map that will define the Cibernàrium ICT training itineraries and the new structure of the ACTIC accreditation were the two new developments presented at the first Digital Skills Conference.

Agenda

“Gameplay. Cultura del videojoc”

When:
From 19/12/2019 to 03/05/2020
Where:
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
C Montalegre 5 (Ciutat Vella)
933064100

Mobile Social Congress

When:
From 24/02/2020 to 26/02/2020
Where:
Centre d'Estudis i Recursos Culturals - Pati Manning
C Montalegre 7 (Ciutat Vella)
934022565

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
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