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

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.

Maker Faire Barcelona devotes its programme to the circular economy

Thu, 03/10/2019 - 12:12

Technology. Hundreds of local and international makers will be sharing their Society 4.0 projects at the Maker Faire on 5 and 6 October. This year's event is being held at Nau Bostik in Sant Andreu.

STEAM Barcelona reaches out to more than 25 educational centres this academic year

Tue, 01/10/2019 - 13:24

Technology and inclusion. STEAM Barcelona aims to foster scientific and technological vocations among children and young people, and is addressed at the entire educational community. 25 Barcelona educational centres are taking part...

Michael Donaldson Carbón. Comissionat d’Innovació Digital, Administració Electrònica i Bon Govern de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona

Barcelona appoints a new commissioner for Digital Innovation, e-Government and Good Governance

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 10:07

The new commissioner, Michael Donaldson Carbón, is part of the third Deputy Mayor’s Office for the 2030 Agenda, Digital Transformation, Sports and Territorial and Metropolitan Coordination, led by Laia Bonet.

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
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