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Friday, June 22 • 11:20 - 12:00
How to Inspire, Motivate and Form the Future Generation of Girls in STEAM: The Experience of Girls in Technology (Chicas en Tecnología) in Argentina - Mariana Varela, Chicas en Tecnologia

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Since 2015, the non-profit organization, Chicas en Tecnología, has been developing a range of programs to bridge the technological gender gap in Argentina, by encouraging, fostering and increasing the knowledge and enthusiasm of young women in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) areas.

The NGO has been focusing on social perceptions, employment and entrepreneurship constraints, and cultural stereotypes within the technological field that keeps some women away from selecting it as their next course of studies or career path.

The speaker, co-founder of the organization, will share some advice and ideas taken from their experience on how to create the pipeline that will bring gender parity, understanding the challenges and possible solutions by all the parties (institutions, companies, and organizations) involved and by the society itself.

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Mariana Varela

Co-founder, Chicas en Tecnologia
I'm passionate about women and youth empowerment through technology. I'm a UX researcher and I've always understood technology as a tool to change our realities and have a positive impact in the world.In year 2012, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology... Read More →

Friday June 22, 2018 11:20 - 12:00 JST
Room 1