27 June, 2018 – The results of the Women in the Digital Age study, recently presented at the European Commission, are conclusive, the gender gap remains in both studies and jobs in the ICT sector. In order to enhance the possibilities and capacities of women in this sector, Vector ITC has participated in Technovation, one of the most important events that aims to promote women’s access to jobs in the technology sector.
“At Vector ITC we are fully aware that equal opportunities for accessto jobs in the technology sector is critical to enhancing the capabilities and competitiveness of both employees and the company itself,”he says Muriel Artabe, Director of People Management at Vector ITC Group.“However, the fact that women represent 32% of our company’s current workforce is a clear sign of our commitment and philosophy of work,” she concludes.
The digital divide is not only visible in the professional environment, but also shows clear signs of presence in access to technical careers. In this sense, from Vector they emphasize that Spain, unlike other countries in Europe, has a very high deficit in terms of women’s access to technical careers, since female students only represent 22% of the total in this type of studies.
Technovation is the world’s largest technology entrepreneurship program. This project, born almost a decade ago with the support of international organizations such as Unesco and UN Women, has spent more than 15,000 girls aged between 10 and 18 from more than 100 countries.
In each edition, Technovation invites teams of women from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real world problems through technology. In this way, it offers the possibility to acquire the necessary skills such as programming or designing and printing in 3D to develop your professional career in the technological sector.
This year Vector, a technological group of 100 Spanish capital, wanted to contribute with this initiative by offering the finalists a stay at the headquarters of Vector Academy in Avila, where they can increase their knowledge and have a first contact with the world business by one of the leading companies in technological development in Spain.
“One of the main objectives that we mark as a company by participating in this and other projects is to make the careers and jobs of the technology and digital sector attractive to female students”,says Carlos Delgado, Director Vector ITC Group Delegate.“The lack of real options for women to develop their careers in this sector makes 55% of the talent waste, something we can’t afford,”Delgado concludes.