We are thrilled to announce the launch of Girls in Tech Spain. From March 2015 Girls in Tech has a new chapter in Europe.
Girls in Tech is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology and entrepreneurship. We focus on the promotion, growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women in the technology space.
Girls in Tech is a global organisation which was created in February 2007 by Adriana Gascoigne. This group was born out of a need to provide a place for women to cultivate ideas around their careers and business concepts involving technology and entrepreneurship. Girls in Tech is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has multiple chapters around the world, including North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America.
Girls in Tech offers a variety of initiatives for women and girls to enhance their professional aspirations. Our programs include GIT M (Mentorship Program), GITHacks, GIT360 Labs, XChange, Catalyst Conference, Global Classroom (online education), and many more.
Girls in Tech Spain was founded at the beginning of 2015. In STEM fields the figures are higher for male employees in these areas than women and we want to help these numbers change, to gain some balance in these sectors.
Launch of Girls in Tech Spain
The Kick off event for this new Spanish chapter will take place in Madrid on Thursday 26th March 2015.
The event will introduce the organization in Spain, explaining the activities to take place in Spain. There will be a conference with four speakers from Spanish industry. (The event will be in Spanish)
Each speaker represents an area of STEM. Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Presentation: Girls in Tech Spain Meet the Team
- Science – Pilar Mateo Herrero – Doctor in Chemistry from the University of Valencia & Doctor Honoris Causa: Anáhuac University
- Technology – Pilar Roch – International Business Development Manager at Womenalia (Social Network for Women)
- Engineering – Cristina Urdiales PhD , Vice Deputy RDi University of Malaga
- Maths – Elena Gil Lizasoain – Director of Business Development at Telefonica Internacional
- Round table session
Many thanks to Telefonica I+D who have kindly provided the venue to host the launch event.
Location: Auditorium inside Central Buidling, Distrito Telefonica
We are excited to create this new initiative in Spain and we encourage you to participate too. We hope we can make a difference and encourage more women to be involved in Technology with a dynamic and active chapter.
Nichelle Nichols, famous for her role in Star Trek was also an ambassador for NASA. Her most famous quote is:
¨Science is not a boy’s game, it’s not a girl’s game. It’s everyone’s game.
It’s about where we are and where we’re going.”
A great quote to end on…this sums up perfectly our new project.
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