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Next Wednesday, May 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Canòdrom, real situations of discrimination experienced by girls and women in the technology sector will be made visible. Essential!

'I think you're in the wrong class. Is it the microcomputer systems and networks course? Yes. Well, I didn't make the wrong class.' or 'Meteorology is a men's job because you have to make quick decisions and not go over it a thousand times like women do.' These are some of the phrases that girls and women linked to the technology sector have had to hear. Next Wednesday, May 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the Canòdrom, located at Carrer Concepció Arenal number 165, will host a face-to-face workshop on their experiences.

Under the title 'You didn't make the wrong class. Let's break technological gender stereotypes!', the proposal will be aimed at families and educational staff. Members of the YoungITGirls association will share real situations of discrimination that they have experienced as girls, women and professionals within the technology sector in order to open a debate on how they could be avoided. The intention is to encourage girls and young people to enter the world of STEAM without fear and without stereotypes. A high percentage of women in technology professions have reportedly felt discriminated against based on their gender. Specifically, according to a 2022 study by DigitalFems, 22% of women technologists have suffered sexual harassment in their workplace.