The April 22 celebrates Girl in ICT Day (TIC), YPF Foundation, and ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales), through their gender and technology program, INET (National Institute for Technological Education) formed a coalition to promote these girls and women a woman Young people are interested in studying professions related to science and technology.
The aim is to encourage them to be the innovators of ICTs and not just users. As part of this initiative, a competition will be launched soon Girls from 12 to 18 years old From technical schools across the country. It seeks to reward innovative projects for Solve problems related to energy and other issues such as mobility, waste and technology.
This project, like the Ingenias Program, which Fundacin YPF In cooperation with the non-governmental organization Girls in Technology, it seeks to promote citizen participation for adolescent girls and reduce the gender gap in adolescent girls Technical Science is from the earliest times.
The Women account for only 25% of those studying STEM-related occupations (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and 15% of those who enter the profession of programming, and this reflects the gender gap that exists in the scientific and technological field. 33% of students enrolled in technical secondary schools a womanAmong them, 34.8% choose majors related to computer science or communications.
Figures show that school and career choices have significant limitations imposed by gender stereotypes. For this reason, this alliance, which strengthens the actions taken by each organization, to change these indicators, awakens the profession to these professions.