It’s nothing new, Tech lacks women. The numbers speak for themselves: women represent only 16% of Tech employees and 20% of start-up founders worldwide.
There’s a pretty clear gender gap across the Tech industry in Spain. According to Opinium, DigitalES & UNESCO, only 30% of ICT jobs in Spain are held by women, and 63% of Spanish women don't think tech jobs are for them. Furthermore, only 35% of women are enrolled in STEM careers, and bringing more women into the tech sector could be worth up to 26 billion euros per year to the EU's GDP as a whole.
FemTech Movement, boosted by Ironhack, aims to fight this breach, and so do I.
We are convinced that by depriving itself of female talent, the Tech sector is missing out on major technological innovations and we want to do our part.
How? We want to make a difference by inspiring more women to join Tech jobs.
Principles of The FemTech Movement Manifesto
As members of The FemTech Movement, we agreed to uphold our principles and values:
Standing for equal opportunities for women of all demographics and backgrounds
Inspiring the next generation of female tech talent
Supporting women re-entering the workforce or pivoting to a tech career
Closing knowledge gaps and lowering barriers to entry in Tech roles
Breaking down bias against pregnant women and mothers in the workplace
Encouraging learning and development to help women grow into leadership roles
Mentoring, career coaching, and resource sharing
How to Take Action
To get involved in the movement, you have a few options:
Sign the manifesto. Use our Media Kit to share your commitment to FemTech with the world, and spread the word about the need for more women in tech! Let’s open those doors.
Join our network of mentors. Take part in talks, interviews, roundtables, networking events, or workshops.
Promote scholarships in your community. Let the world know about the opportunities that are out there for women wanting to land their first job in Tech, or to take their careers to the next level.
Let’s mobilize our strengths for a more inclusive Tech.
Join the movement here. #jointhefemtechmovement