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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Women and Their Relationship with Technology: “You Can’t Choose What You Don’t See”

Radio U interviewed Carla Arias, leader of training and development for girls in technology, who started a programming scholarship program for Spanish-speaking girls called “Potencia to Futuro”. The training seeks to bridge the gender gap in this sector. It runs for eleven months and is supported by Disney.

Radio U interviewed Carla Arias, leader of training and development for girls in technology, who started a programming scholarship program for Spanish-speaking girls called “Potencia to Futuro”., Training wants to reduce the gender gap in that category. It runs for eleven months, requires no prior knowledge, is 100 percent online and is backed by Disney.

“You can’t choose what you don’t see”, assures Arias, and adds: “Many times the characters in movies that are dedicated to technology are the male “geniuses” and the girls go further and further away from technology. The age of the program is very important because it is where Where he decides his career, his profession. That’s our target.

is that young people between the ages of 16 to 21 living in Spanish speaking countries in Latin America can apply for this scholarship. The program seeks to reduce the gender gap in technology in the region and expand opportunities for 70 teens to be part of the tech workplace.

girls in technology, is an Argentine non-profit civil society organization that since 2015 has called for gender equality and equal opportunities in the technological entrepreneurial environment at the regional level.

Scholarship Program Inspired by the Disney Movie “Black Panther”, which invites young women to be part of a new generation in technology. “Today, only one in 150 people who study programming identifies with the female gender,” Arias closed, convinced that this is a reality that may not be reversed in the not-too-distant future.

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