2023 REPORT

A Community that Transforms the Technology Ecosystem

Las CET Ambassadors encourage and support the next generation of technology creators. They think of and build a fairer and more inclusive world. 

2023 REPORT

A Community that Transforms the Technology Ecosystem

Las CET Ambassadors encourage and support the next generation of technology creators. They think of and build a fairer and more inclusive world. 
Young women from the CET Community are the protagonists of this year. Throughout 2023, they got involved in the design of our training programs, in our work team, and in leading processes and strategies so that their voices and experiences invite other young women to be part of the technology field.
This year, over 1,600 young women from 15 countries in the region started and broadened their technology journeys.
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NEW COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO STARTED THEIR TECHNOLOGY JOURNEYS
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REGIONAL RESEARCH LAUNCH THAT CREATES EVIDENCE ON THE GENDER GAP IN STEM DISCIPLINES
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PARTNERSHIPS WITH ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES, AND INTERNATIONAL BODIES TO GENERATE CULTURAL CHANGE
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MILLION PEOPLE REACHED THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA TO RECRUIT MORE YOUNG WOMEN AND EXPAND THEIR OPPORTUNITIES

88% of the CET Journey graduates wish to start working in STEM areas.

88% of the CET Journey graduates wish to start working in STEM areas.

2023

Training Journey

In 2023, we included a comprehensive training journey structured in four stages that promote and boost young women through the different phases of knowledge on the adoption of technology: from encouraging them to getting them closer to the technology field to walking with them through their first steps at work to completing specific training programs, mentoring, and certifications. All our proposals are free and were created with professionals from the industry and CET Community members, who joined as facilitators, mentors, and teachers to reach their Latin American peers.  

13 proposals for free technology training and professional skills

Encouragement

We conducted the 10th edition del evento Chicas Líderes en Tecnología event along with ICBC, Pedidos Ya, Salesforce and S&P Global, which was attended by over 150 young women from 5 countries of the region. We approached young women using Artificial Intelligence: they participated in digital stands and panels, interacted with AI apps, and explored workshops along with 12 leaders from the technological field. 
500+ young women gained interest in Chicas en Tecnología’s initiatives and took part in activities related to developing unbiased technologies.
We conducted the 10th edition del evento Chicas Líderes en Tecnología event along with ICBC, Pedidos Ya, Salesforce and S&P Global, which was attended by over 150 young women from 5 countries of the region. We approached young women using Artificial Intelligence: they participated in digital stands and panels, interacted with AI apps, and explored workshops along with 12 leaders from the technological field. 
500+ young women gained interest in Chicas en Tecnología’s initiatives and took part in activities related to developing unbiased technologies.

Initial Training

1.200 young women, aged 13 to 21 from 15 countries in the region, started their technology journeys and created more than 117 digital solutions with social impact. Through our training programs, 474 new young women joined the CET Community. 
In the third year of the free training program, carried out together with Mercado Libre, 761 young Latin American women designed 40 technological solutions to respond to issues related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.. Moreover, they met 56 leaders from the technological field , who shared their professional experiences and provided feedback to keep boosting their projects.
456 young Latin American women took their first steps in programming in the 4th edition of the proposal carried out in partnership with The Walt Disney Company. They designed 61 apps with social impact and, after the program, 90% of the young women reported having acquired relevant knowledge of technology.
In the third year of the free training program, carried out together with Mercado Libre, 761 young Latin American women designed 40 technological solutions to respond to issues related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.. Moreover, they met 56 leaders from the technological field , who shared their professional experiences and provided feedback to keep boosting their projects.
456 young Latin American women took their first steps in programming in the 4th edition of the proposal carried out in partnership with The Walt Disney Company. They designed 61 apps with social impact and, after the program, 90% of the young women reported having acquired relevant knowledge of technology.

Specific Training

196 young women from 12 countries in the region expanded their technical knowledge and met mentors from the technological world through our programs and workshops. They developed 39 technological solutions with social impact by means of user experience design knowledge, agile methodologies, and front-end development. The young women acquired technical tools to grow in the labor market, and 83% stated that they wanted to get a STEM-related job.

Front-End Development

In its 2nd edition, 120 young women, aged 14 to 23 and living in vulnerable contexts in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, took a programming course in HTML, CSS and JavaScript with the support of EMpower y Motorola Solutions. The young women received training, learned from the experience of professional industry leaders and got certified in tecnología blockchain technology. 100% of the graduates reported having acquired relevant knowledge of technology.

UX Design

50 young women, aged 18 to 23 from 12 Latin American countries, participated in our UX course, in partnership with PedidosYa. The young women were taught by PedidosYa’s volunteers who supported them in the development of their technological solutions.. The participants teamed up and developed 9 technological solutions with social impact. 98% of the young women reported having acquired relevant knowledge of technology after participating in the program.

Agile Methodologies Workshop

Along with Salesforce’s professionals, 30 young women were trained in agile methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban, which are essential to managing echnological projects and developing software.

Front End Development

In its 2nd edition, 120 young women, aged 14 to 23 and living in vulnerable contexts in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, took a programming course in HTML, CSS and JavaScript with the support of EMpower y Motorola Solutions. The young women received training, learned from the experience of professional industry leaders and got certified in tecnología blockchain technology. 100% of the graduates reported having acquired relevant knowledge of technology.

UX Design

50 young women, aged 18 to 23 from 12 Latin American countries, participated in our UX course, in partnership with PedidosYa. The young women were taught by PedidosYa’s volunteers who supported them in the development of their technological solutions.. The participants teamed up and developed 9 technological solutions with social impact. 98% of the young women reported having acquired relevant knowledge of technology after participating in the program.

Agile methodolgies workshop

Along with Salesforce’s professionals, 30 young women were trained in agile methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban, which are essential to managing echnological projects and developing software.

Future Development

156 young women, aged 17 to 23 from 7 countries of the region started their professional journey in the technological field by taking part in mentoring programs, scholarships, work placement, English language learning, and internships.
55 young Latin American women above 18 years old participated in the comprehensive program of training and workshops on employability run by professionals from S&P Global, Salesforce, PedidosYa and La Segunda Seguros. As part of this edition, they visited the offices of the allied companies and networked with people from the technological field to gain more contacts.  

Technology Scholarships

70 young Latin American women are enrolled in the Desarrollo Web Full Stack en Full Stack Web Development program at Coderhouse through the “Empower your Future” scholarship program, with the support of The Walt Disney Company. Moreover, 20 young women are studying English, cybersecurity, Python, and UX with scholarships, boosting their development and acquiring technical tools with the support of PedidosYa

Mentoring

We launched the 2en edition of the personalized support that links the young women of our Community with leading women so that they can identify and achieve their professional and academic growth goals. 50 pairs of female mentors and mentees were created according to the similarity between their professional and personal profiles. The program was supported by the NCR Foundation and Lenovo. We expanded the network of mentors with 36 profiles coming from JP Morgan, Salesforce, S&P Global, PedidosYa and ICBC. For the first time, 5 young women took the mentoring program in English along with S&P Global’s mentors .

Learning by Doing

We launched a face-to-face experience at the Salesforce offices where 33 young women jóvenes shared the everyday roles and tasks conducted by professional women in the technology field at their workplace.  

Employability Program

88% of the Trayecto CET graduates wish to work in STEM areas. Intending to comprehensively support the young women’s arrival process into the STEM labor market, we launched the employability program, which focuses on developing our young women’s necessary work environment capacities and job search technical skills. This program that supports their work placement is complemented by individual interviews, support sessions, and group meetings to boost their entrance into the sector.

#CETCommunity as a Space of Belonging for Young Women

33 graduates from our programs joined as panelists, tutors, and supporters in the motivation and initial and specific training to encourage more young women to be creators of technology16 CET Ambassadors participated in the Meetings with the Ecosystem generating valuable exchanges with sponsors and partnerships to lead the creation of proposals and initiatives of the organization.  

Meetings with Ambassadors

40 Ambassadors from different countries of the region participated in 2 meetings at the Salesforce and S&P Global offices. The young women provided contributions to Trayecto CET, met people from the technological field, and put their knowledge of English into practice by making a pitch on their topics of interest. 

Research

We contributed evidence on the local and regional gender gap in technology , to guide the decision-making in various fields that could influence the issue:

We started the “STEM University Regional Map”, with the support of NCR Foundation, UNESCO and FLACSO along with the Ministries of Education and Science and Technology from 6 countries, to create the first regional indicators on the gender gap in the university field of STEM and programming-related degrees.

Furthermore, together with the the Gino Germani Research Institute we conducted qualitative research on the digital gender gap among young women aged 15 to 18 in the cities of Buenos Aires and Córdoba, Argentina, as part of the “Children and Adolescents in the Digital World: Characteristics, Trends, and Challenges Before, During, and After the Pandemic” meeting carried out by CLACSO.

CET Voice in the Public Agenda

We implemented a multi-platform content plan from #CETData and reached 118 appearances in the press: In the context of #8M we shared data from our “An Equal Career: The Gender Gap in the University System in Argentina” research through campaigns along with Telefé, Infobae, MTVLA, La Nación and Forbes, among other massive communication media. Las CET Ambassadors were the protagonists of the International Girls in ICT Day in an action with UNICEF Argentina for which messages were written to girls and young women of the region. New formats will be added to Chicas en Tecnología’s contents: in 2024 the CET series will be launched, along with DirecTV, where 12 Ambassadors will star in a story that motivates young women of the region to be creators of technology that will solve the issues of their communities. It was produced together with Ponchosauer based on the methodology and contents of the CET Training Journey. Further news coming soon!

Research

We contributed evidence on the local and regional gender gap in technology , to guide the decision-making in various fields that could influence the issue:

We started the “STEM University Regional Map”, with the support of NCR Foundation, UNESCO and FLACSO along with the Ministries of Education and Science and Technology from 6 countries, to create the first regional indicators on the gender gap in the university field of STEM and programming-related degrees.

Furthermore, together with the the Gino Germani Research Institute we conducted qualitative research on the digital gender gap among young women aged 15 to 18 in the cities of Buenos Aires and Córdoba, Argentina, as part of the “Children and Adolescents in the Digital World: Characteristics, Trends, and Challenges Before, During, and After the Pandemic” meeting carried out by CLACSO.

CET Voice in the Public Agenda

We implemented a multi-platform content plan from #CETData and reached 118 appearances in the press: In the context of #8M we shared data from our “An Equal Career: The Gender Gap in the University System in Argentina” research through campaigns along with Telefé, Infobae, MTVLA, La Nación and Forbes, among other massive communication media. Las CET Ambassadors were the protagonists of the International Girls in ICT Day in an action with UNICEF Argentina for which messages were written to girls and young women of the region. New formats will be added to Chicas en Tecnología’s contents: in 2024 the CET series will be launched, along with DirecTV, where 12 Ambassadors will star in a story that motivates young women of the region to be creators of technology that will solve the issues of their communities. It was produced together with Ponchosauer based on the methodology and contents of the CET Training Journey. Further news coming soon! >

Institutional Strengthening

In a journey that has already lasted 8 years of professionalization and institutional growth, we achieved new milestones that strengthen our organization’s initiatives and the commitment to the people and organizations with which we build cultural change. 

Youth Protection Policy

We elaborated a policy to protect the rights of the young people accompanied by CET in Argentina and the region. We are advised by the Keeping Children Safe organization, which establishes internationally recognized principles for the protection of childhood.

Integrated Information as CET’s Engine.

The team at Salesforce renewed its pro-bono support working together with the professional staff of CET on the development of CRM Salesforce for all our organization’s areas. This tool is key to managing information and using it to make strategic decisions that boost the organization. During this stage, we strengthened the comprehensive follow-up of the journey of young women from the CET Community and the work systematization with the partnerships.

Meeting with the Ecosystem

We comprehensively work with all the actors of the technological ecosystem to create cultural changes that benefit young women’s development. This year, we held a meeting to think about and generate actions related to the challenges and opportunities brought by AI in the professional and educational fields that the young women from the region will be part of. Toward the end of the year, the CET Ambassadors themselves moderated and starred in a meeting to share first-hand what their journey was like to grow in the technological field with its obstacles and possibilities.

#CETData for Cultural Change

We take our data, mission, and work together with the Ecosystem to large-scale and specialized events, such as The Buenos Aires International Book Fair, Nerdearla, Women in Tech, discussions by UN Women, meetings at the Buenos Aires City Legislature Building, the IT Youth Fair, the World Bank Women and Early Childhood Social Inclusion Meeting, the Gender Social Technology and Innovation Festival, the Andean Patagonian Educational Congress, the Argentine Congress of Social Studies of Science and Technology, and the presentation of the teacher’s training project of UNICEF and IDB, among other academic forums, to raise awareness of the gender issue in technology and the ways to act around it. In addition, we participated in the Community of Regional Practices of Empower and Tinker.

Acknowledgments

We won a call from the European Union to work for 3 years in partnership to reduce the gender gap in technology by means of training and support for young women and for teachers. Moreover, for the third year in a row, we were awarded in the call of Motorola Solutions, which has international recognition, to include more young women into the CET Training Journey in technology. Both awards allow us to increase the development opportunities for women in the industry. Each award received throughout these 8 years as a leading organization in reducing the gender gap in technology is an incentive to continue with our work and daily commitment:

Team

Young women from the CET Community have become part of the professional team of Chicas en Tecnología: 4 graduates from the training programs of Chicas en Tecnología joined the Training and Development Team, supporting the young women as facilitators in the initial training programs and also supporting the scholarship holders. They are part of a fixed team with 15 interdisciplinary roles and over 20 roles for specific projects that, throughout 2023, were trained in new management tools, leadership skills, finance, and project assessment.  

In 2023, the renewal of the Board of Directors took place with people who contributed their experience and journey to strengthen the organization and make it grow. It also has a representative from the CET Community to build our path together with the new technology leaders.

226 hours of training  

39 positions taken

In 2023, the renewal of the Board of Directors took place with people who contributed their experience and journey to strengthen the organization and make it grow. It also has a representative from the CET Community to build our path together with the new technology leaders.

226 hours of training  

39 positions taken

SPONSORS

SPONSORS

We thank all those who have supported us

To the specialists who developed the initiatives: Megan Ballesty, Violeta Guitart, Mercedes Spinosa, Florencia Redondo, Melisa Barbera, Marcela Santos, Antonella Viggiani, Rocío Carle, Jimena Alvela, Iván Pondal, Romina Colman y Agustín Roletto. 

To those who supported us in the coordination of our projects: Florencia Larocca, Delfina Pascual, Mariquena Perez Aboitiz

To the facilitators who professionally supported young women in their first steps in technology: Sofía Britez, Mara Mangieri, Florencia Fernandez Deleo, Mariquena Elisa Perez Aboitiz,  Evelyn Barbieri, Julieta Lucía Nuñez, Valentina Vitetta, Marian Sanjines, Angela Guedes, Sheila de Melo, Sheila Sztajn, Ailen Salamone, Sabrina Houlli, Mailen Choque.

To the professionals who supported institutional growth: Micaela Farré, Bernardo Blejman y Julieta Begue.

To the volunteers who selflessly donated their time for the growth of CET: Ariel Wainer, Jeanne Specht y Victoria Rodriguez Costi.

To the CET ambassadors who were actively involved in Chicas Líderes, online and face-to-face days, videos, and the dissemination of our proposals:

Macarena Alimena, Valentina Vitteta, Florencia Larocca, Marian Sanjines, Lucía Martin, Ashley Brenner, Lucía Melamed, Maricielo Chalco, Marysabel Aedo Moreno, Fernanda Yataco, Juana Fagua, María Castellano, Valentina Hufschmid, Maria Castellano, Irina Caramuti, Delfina Nicolini, Sabrina Bidal, Angeli Rodríguez, Paula Antunez, Karol Perez, Sharon Barboza, Danuska Alzamora, July Ariza, Zaleth Anca, Danna Palacios, Kamitto Nuñez, Andrea Dextre, Paola Donatil, Liliam Sandoval, Francesca Massollo, Cecilia Gonzalez, Milagros Ayelén Mosquera, María Micaela Rasmunsen, Camila Sofía Fernandez, Francesca Belcasino, Clara Moliné, Ludmila Mastroberti, Giuliana Grosso y Martina De Jesús. 

We would like to thank MercadoLibre and Newsan’s technological donations and the pro-bono advice provided by Salesforce, Proyecto Tribo, Astrolabio, IndiMai, Microsoft Nonprofits, Terra Translations, Thompson Reuters Foundation, INSAD, EMPower, Keeping Children Safe, Canva, and ÁreaTres.

We would like to make a special mention to the organizations that provided their facilities, confidence, and time for the development of new initiatives and opportunities: EMPower, UN Women, Equals Global Partnership, G+T Center of the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Argentine Nation, Ashoka, Escuela+ DirecTV, CLACSO, Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani, Proyecto Licqau, Centro Universitario de Vicente López, Keep Children Safe, Enseñá por Argentina, Fundación Cimientos, Girls in ICT, Impacto Digital, Opground, POAP, Proyecto Tribo, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Terra Translations, ÁreaTres, Coder House, Santander, Nerdearla, FITS, and the Buenos Aires International Fair Book. 

To the mass media and journalists for widely disseminating our messages and contributing to bringing the problem to the public agenda. To all the organizations and individuals who shared our messages through their social media and amplified our voices.
To all the people who, with their monthly contribution as individual donors, choose to support the mission of promoting a systemic change to build technology that contributes to gender equity.

2024

The young women from the CET Community are the voice of innovation in the Chicas en Tecnología’s team, facilitators in our training programs, mentors to those who are taking their first steps in the technological field, and the critical perspective that contributes to the construction of our proposals.   In 2024, the CET Community will continue being the central axis around which the organization’s initiatives will be developed. The journey of young women from the region depends on the opportunities we can create for them. Let’s keep building a more diverse ecosystem to promote their development in technology. The creation of a fairer and more inclusive future is only possible with the active participation of young women as protagonists and leaders.
If you want to build a more diverse technological ecosystem, please write to us at [email protected]

Whe tank all those who supported us

To the specialists who developed the initiatives: Megan Ballesty, Violeta Guitart, Mercedes Spinosa, Florencia Redondo, Melisa Barbera, Marcela Santos, Antonella Viggiani, Rocío Carle, Jimena Alvela, Iván Pondal, Romina Colman y Agustín Roletto. 

To those who supported us in the coordination of our projects: Florencia Larocca, Delfina Pascual, Mariquena Perez Aboitiz

To the facilitators who professionally supported young women in their first steps in technology: Sofía Britez, Mara Mangieri, Florencia Fernandez Deleo, Mariquena Elisa Perez Aboitiz,  Evelyn Barbieri, Julieta Lucía Nuñez, Valentina Vitetta, Marian Sanjines, Angela Guedes, Sheila de Melo, Sheila Sztajn, Ailen Salamone, Sabrina Houlli, Mailen Choque.

To the professionals who supported institutional growth: Micaela Farré, Bernardo Blejman y Julieta Begue.

To the volunteers who selflessly donated their time for the growth of CET: Ariel Wainer, Jeanne Specht y Victoria Rodriguez Costi.

To the CET ambassadors who were actively involved in Chicas Líderes, online and face-to-face days, videos, and the dissemination of our proposals:

Macarena Alimena, Valentina Vitteta, Florencia Larocca, Marian Sanjines, Lucía Martin, Ashley Brenner, Lucía Melamed, Maricielo Chalco, Marysabel Aedo Moreno, Fernanda Yataco, Juana Fagua, María Castellano, Valentina Hufschmid, Maria Castellano, Irina Caramuti, Delfina Nicolini, Sabrina Bidal, Angeli Rodríguez, Paula Antunez, Karol Perez, Sharon Barboza, Danuska Alzamora, July Ariza, Zaleth Anca, Danna Palacios, Kamitto Nuñez, Andrea Dextre, Paola Donatil, Liliam Sandoval, Francesca Massollo, Cecilia Gonzalez, Milagros Ayelén Mosquera, María Micaela Rasmunsen, Camila Sofía Fernandez, Francesca Belcasino, Clara Moliné, Ludmila Mastroberti, Giuliana Grosso y Martina De Jesús. 

We would like to thank MercadoLibre and Newsan’s technological donations and the pro-bono advice provided by Salesforce, Proyecto Tribo, Astrolabio, IndiMai, Microsoft Nonprofits, Terra Translations, Thompson Reuters Foundation, INSAD, EMPower, Keeping Children Safe, Canva, and ÁreaTres.

We would like to make a special mention to the organizations that provided their facilities, confidence, and time for the development of new initiatives and opportunities: EMPower, UN Women, Equals Global Partnership, G+T Center of the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Argentine Nation, Ashoka, Escuela+ DirecTV, CLACSO, Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani, Proyecto Licqau, Centro Universitario de Vicente López, Keep Children Safe, Enseñá por Argentina, Fundación Cimientos, Girls in ICT, Impacto Digital, Opground, POAP, Proyecto Tribo, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Terra Translations, ÁreaTres, Coder House, Santander, Nerdearla, FITS, and the Buenos Aires International Fair Book. 

To the mass media and journalists for widely disseminating our messages and contributing to bringing the problem to the public agenda. To all the organizations and individuals who shared our messages through their social media and amplified our voices.
To all the people who, with their monthly contribution as individual donors, choose to support the mission of promoting a systemic change to build technology that contributes to gender equity.

2024

The young women from the CET Community are the voice of innovation in the Chicas en Tecnología’s team, facilitators in our training programs, mentors to those who are taking their first steps in the technological field, and the critical perspective that contributes to the construction of our proposals.  

In 2024, the CET Community will continue being the central axis around which the organization’s initiatives will be developed. The journey of young women from the region depends on the opportunities we can create for them. Let’s keep building a more diverse ecosystem to promote their development in technology. The creation of a fairer and more inclusive future is only possible with the active participation of young women as protagonists and leaders.

If you want to build a more diverse technological ecosystem, please write to us at [email protected]