Pontevedra hosts conferences with women leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation


To bring to light the essential path which Referred women The disparities in the areas of technological innovation, entrepreneurship and digital transformation that continue to mark these sectors were the focus of a new conference promoted in the framework of the 2030 Agenda. Provincial Council of Pontevedra And USC’s Ibero-American Chairwho is the host today Maria Viñales School of Equality In the castle of Soutomere.

Provincial President, Carmela SilvaThe forum demanded that women occupy half the space they have “in these basic sectors Building a new world We are feeling” and highlighted This discussion is needed “Continuing to grow and build networks with which to build ideas and projects and be able to make a difference in the world”.

for its part, Mary Cadaval, Director of the Ibero-American Chair, emphasized that “society has to understand that without Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment, progress cannot be made” and indicated that with today’s conference “we will see women’s leadership in all areas seeking this goal 5 It is a reality, but a hidden reality.”

“What we want is to focus on them, put a face on them and for girls and boys to see that there is. Female references in masculine fieldsNot masculine”, she pointed out. For her part, the event’s director, MARIA JOSE RODRIGUEZ-GALDO Remember that women “innovate our genes, because there really is something innovative They are housewives; If we look back, it was always a tremendously innovative work. It is not strange that women are concerned about the issue of innovation, because it is a legacy that we get and it is very important that we present it.”

Three discussion tables

“Technological Innovation and Gender”. The first central theme was the discussion tables, which were coordinated by Mar Rodriguez, an expert in public sector digital transformation. It was attended by Maria Camacho, Business Director of the firm Plexus TEC, Berta Caro, Director of Corporate Development of Tecalis, Ana Malde, Executive of Accenture and Sandra Castro, Account Executive of Fuel.

Different experiences were highlighted in the second of the tables “Women Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Primary Sector”Teresa Taboas, architect and administrator of Cembrar SL, with Sandra Amezaga, secretary of the Association Mujeres Saladas, partner of Bodegas Terra de Essori and professor of chemistry Elisa Ruby Canaria and Silvia Léves Freire, manager of Transporteslaves.

In the afternoon, the day continued with contributions made by three enterprising women They started their projects aligned with the university. Eva López Barrio, coordinator of the Innovatia 8.3 program at the University of Santiago, moderated the table which included Catalina Fernández de Ana, General Director of Hifas da Terra; Diana Lemero, director of the Lingoretta Center, and Vanessa Redondo, promoter of ProPlantai, Demonstrated their professional experience In this field.

Lecture by Amparo Alonso

The conference was closed by a professor and authority on artificial intelligence in Spain. Amparo Alonsowho had already defended it in his title “AI Should Be Feminist”. In the talk, she asserted that “technology is not gender-neutral and we can find ourselves with algorithms and often sets. Real-world data, which is biased, Because society is biased ‘look at’ that artificial intelligence systems do not produce biased results, nor do they perpetuate or even increase gender inequalities”.

He pointed out that this is a consideration in the regulation being made in the European Union, “which will be dealt with in the future as well. Spanish Agency for the Supervision of Artificial Intelligence Which is being discussed in the media these days.”

The professor set his sights on 2025, when 84.6% of employment in the European Union and 69.8% in Spain. “It will be done by people with medium and high technical training.” Thus, he highlighted the needIncludes computer science Sensitize teachers about gender in ICT, in education from an early stage or make visible professionals serving as references”.

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