By Paz Ramis | International Cooperation Specialist
While we are designing, planning and implementing the activities of 2023 to boost young women's interest and development in STEM disciplines, we look back at an incredible year, with many key milestones to making real progress on reducing the gender gap in technology.
We deepened our proposals so that young women in the region could start, develop and project their paths in the technological ecosystem. In addition, we advanced in the generation of evidence with new research on the gender gap in technological careers in order to add data to the public discussion. This is a huge milestone thanks to the chosen methodology which allows the generated statistics to be internationally comparable to advance data of the gender gap and promote new analyses. We invite you to learn about the main findings reading the full research: “study on the gender gap in the Argentinian University System.”
We implemented a comprehensive journey for young women from 13 to 23 years old through free motivation, training and continued support instances. We diversified our proposals with on-site, virtual and hybrid spaces.
Motivation. We organized open and recreational days together with companies that are leaders in the sector to inspire young women to take their first steps in technology together.
Initial Training. 2,000 young women from 15 countries took their first steps in technology as creators of digital solutions with social impact in three programs.
Specific Training. We designed and launched our first courses on web development and UX to provide young women with technical skills so they can strengthen their academic and professional development in technological areas.
Future Development. We created interdisciplinary proposals for the whole training journey to support young women in their personal and professional growth, such as our first mentoring program, training and workshops given by professional women, full-stack certifications and our initiative, Young Professionals in IT.
We also developed a periodic data collection instrument for all CET young women that will allow us to learn about their demographics, interests and paths in technology.
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