The 'Necesser TIC' seeks to help break schemes, prejudices and gender stereotypes, especially in the field of new technologies, and give visibility to leading women. Discover more!

As part of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which was commemorated on February 11, and Women's Day, which will be commemorated on March 8, last Friday, February 9, the Punt TIC Smartcentre de Santa Bàrbara and the Ajuntament de Santa Bàrbara, with the support of the Xarxa Punt TIC and the i2CAT, presented the 'Necesser TIC'. The event began with the speeches of the alcalde de Santa Bàrbara, Antonio Ollés, the regidora de Noves Tecnologies de l’Ajuntament de Santa Bàrbara, Ana Maria Panisello, and the directora general de Societat Digital de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Liliana Arroyo. «I hope that meetings like this help girls and women to bet on technological vocations», said Arroyo. Then, the dinamitzadora del Punt TIC Smartcentre de Santa Bàrbara presented the 'Necesser TIC'. «The main objective is to help break gender stereotypes that are culturally and historically so imposed on us and that, moreover, in many cases, especially in the field of technology, discriminate against and harm the role of women. If we opened it, we could find a set of screwdrivers and protectors for the cameras, among many other technological tools. In addition to presenting the 'Necesser TIC', we want everyone to have something to say, something to put into it and to try to replicate it in their towns and cities», explained Fort.

The event continued with the experience of Elisabet Bonfill, oceanographer and founder of the company Plàncton. «I think it is very important to celebrate the Day of Women and Girls in Science and that girls have scientific references. It's easier for you to consider dedicating yourself to a profession if you have someone to look up to», said Bonfill. Next, five participatory debate tables were organized that had the dynamism of a reference woman and that revolved around five themes: the rural world, entrepreneurship, digital privacy, male violence and stereotypes of gender to new technologies. «I had about ten people at the table, where I was able to explain my career since I started studying telecommunications because I was passionate about maths», pointed out Marina Prats, facilitator of the debate table on the rural world. Afterwards, the cap del Servei d’Inclusió i Capacitació Digital de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Ricard Faura, closed the event. «I am happy to see that this is a model of success, of continued work within the world of technology and that transforms people's lives», said Faura. Finally, the organization handed out some recognitions.