A superficial reading of the figures of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) could lead us to think that the gender gap in Spain is minimal. Of the 19 million people employed, 9 million are women, which means that, of every 10 workers, 4.7 are women.
However, this parity fades when we scrutinize data in specific sectors such as digital, in which of every 10 workers, only 2.4 are women.
This reality is gestating from the Spanish university which states that in 2017 women already accounted for 53.2% of university graduates, but accounted for only 18.6% of technological studies , and only 15.6% of the workers with a technical profile in the digital sector.
This deficit of women studying STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is perceived on a daily basis by those invited to the Meet up October: Women in Tech and startups organized by Fintech October, and in which Lucía Chávarri, Head participated of New Business in Cabify; Ainhoa Martínez, Co-founder & Global Sales at WELKOM.TECH; Cristina Aranda, PR, Pre-Sales & Innovation in Intelygenz & Co-founder of Mujeres Tech; Gabriela V. Orille: Global Innovation Officer at ANDBANK; and Grégoire de Lestapis, CEO of October Spain.
Also published on Medium.