Next Thursday, April 27, the International Day of Girls in ICT is celebrated. The goal of the day is to encourage technological vocations among girls from all over the world. It also seeks to end the digital gender gap. April 21, 2011 was the first time that the International Day of Girls in ICT was celebrated at the initiative of the International Telecommunication Union, a specialized body of the United Nations. Since then, it has been commemorated annually on the fourth Thursday of April, where the day is used to promote gender equality and to make visible the empowerment of women through technology.
From the General Directorate of Digital Society, next Thursday, April 27, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., a day will be organized with the participation of sixth grade students from the Can Clos and Montessori schools. First, the general director of Societat Digital, Liliana Arroyo, will welcome the event. Then, there will be a live recording of a podcast hosted by Maria Garcia, Josefina Barreix and Mercè Riba from the Women in Aerospace-Barcelona Association interviewing Belén Alastruey, winner of the 2022 DonaTIC Award in the ICT university student category. Next, the mentoring program of the Women in Aerospace-Barcelona Association will be presented by Cristina Protasio and two simultaneous thematic workshops will be held. The first will focus on digital creativity using the Makey Makey tool. The second will focus on robots and algorithms through an offline game and will be facilitated by the Technical Office of the TIC Network. Materials will be available for facilitators to use. Finally, a family photo will be taken with the students and Liliana Arroyo, director general of Societat Digital, will close the day.
Along these lines, as part of the International Day of Girls in ICT, the ICT Point Network presents a new audiovisual capsule. This time, the video has the collaboration of the winner of the DonaTIC Award 2022 in the ICT university student category, graduate in Mathematics and expert in artificial intelligence, Belén Alastruey, who talks about her technological vocation, her experience professional, its future challenges and the presence of women in new technologies.