Milagros Sáinz, director of Gender & ICT, is to participate in the summer course organized by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid next July 23 in El Escorial, Madrid.

The meeting will address the following paradox: while women make up the majority of university students in Spain, the share of female students in fields such as engineering and architecture does not exceed 25%. Considering that the jobs of the future will be mainly related to the fields of robotization and the new information and communication technologies (ICT), the lack of female students in these fields will lead women to a disadvantaged position in the labour market compared to men, and, as a consequence, deteriorate women’s socio-economic conditions.

On July 23, Milagros Sáinz will present a communication titled “Gender and ICT: a matter of preferences by women students?” which will explore the existing gender gap in the choice of technological and scientific studies and professions, its possible causes and interventions to address the situation. Finally, Milagros Sáinz will participate at the round table “Challenges of women graduates and students”, along with other experts in gender inequalities in higher education.

 

Check the program of the event in this link.

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