Piacenza and district schools are also joining in International Day of Women in ScienceWhich falls on February 11 to reduce the gender gap in the field of science.
In Italy, the digital skills gap is in fact one of the main obstacles to women's participation in the world of work. While companies are increasingly looking for professionals with technical and digital skills, according to the Digital Economy and Society Index the proportion of specialists IT in Italy is stuck at 16% compared to the European average of 19%. Without taking into account that in the second quarter of 2023, the employment rate for women between 15 and 64 years old reached 52.6%. Simply put, barely one in two women work.
School project – To narrow the gap, Girls code it better She launched the digital entrepreneurship track for the tenth year in a row to bring female students closer to technology and scientific and technological professions. This is the largest school project for digital creativity against the gender gap in Italy, involving 140 Italian clubs, with a total of 2,800 girls.
It did not take long for Emilia-Romagna to respond: 42 junior and senior high schools in the region participated in the initiative, with a total number of about 794 girls. in our lands, Gandhi High School in San Niccolò, Italo Calvino Institute, Sant'Orsula Institute and Carella School in Pianellothe Fiorenzola d'Arda Comprehensive Institute and the Amaldi High School in Rovelito proved their preference to accept the project.
“In these ten years we have had only one goal: to eliminate the belief of female students that they are not suitable for STEM subjects and therefore are not qualified to work in this field – he declared. Fort Costanza Turini“, founder and director of Girls Code it Better – our mission must be to show these amazing students the potential of digital resources, which can be tools for liberation along the paths they decide to follow in their futures.”
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