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According to the Inter-American Development Bank technology-related jobslike software development, will be one of the fastest growing professions over the next decade, requiring around 1.2 million professionals by 2025.
In addition to the needs-based educational gap, there is one thing in particular that will be important for the development of the region: the gender gap. The participation of women in the technology sector is particularly low. In the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum recognizes that women make up 25% or less of the total workforce in areas such as cloud computing.
The World Economic Forum praises this in the same report The region will reach gender parity in about 69 years, and while it sounds a bit far, the changes are evident. Measures like that Principles of Women’s Empowerment, were signed by more than 800 companies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Not only has this helped women enter tech companies and play a bigger role, but it has also helped large financial institutions begin to focus on tech companies Investments with a gender impactthe development of special capital products for women.
In addition, these efforts have helped women not only participate in technological development, but also tell their own stories. Information platform Social Geek began in 2012 with a mission to establish a unique narrative for lovers of innovation and technology.
This week the Social Geek Advisory Board introduces a talented new woman with extensive media experience and incredible insight, Daniela Restrepo. Daniela is Social Communication Professional from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana with additional studies in Advertising, Marketing and Brand Management. He has an extensive knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation issues and possesses skills in customer management, networking, relationships and team management.
“I am very excited to be joining the Social Geek Advisory Council. I hope that my ideas and knowledge will help the medium continue to grow and inform the millions of Spanish speakers who read us daily in the best way possible Keeping up to date with the latest news, innovations from Latin America and the world. Sharing my learning and collaborating proactively in an environment that has innovation as its pillar makes me very excited,” said Daniela Restrepo of the appointment.
Another Latin American leader, Claudia Santos, was also appointed a member of the Advisory Board of the European business magazine Novobrief. The measure is in line with the media’s objective of achieving broader coverage of the issues affecting the Iberian Peninsula’s startup ecosystem.
This appointment shows us once again that Latin America is working to achieve a gender parity this benefits their industries, and even more so the all-important technology sector. It is also an invitation to dream, an invitation for those people, women, girls who dream of growing up, to show off their talents as much as possible.