Gender diversity in science and technology is key to communities’ progress. Our colleagues in Technology hosted three virtual events featuring women who set examples in this area.

Santander prioritizes gender equality in science and technology. Our colleagues in Technology chatted with three of their women colleagues on Santander Global Tech's Instagram profile and YouTube channel to hear how and why they chose their careers, the stereotypes they had to overcome, and more. 

Those three virtual meetings are part of Women In Tech, an initiative our Technology and Operations area is running to strengthen the role of women in technology and promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality. They began with an interview with Julia Hernández, who is a member of the Tech Up! Be Tech! with Santander programme and footballer for Madrid CFF. Julia underscored how sport can break down barriers.

Virtual event with Julia Hernández

The second virtual meeting was with Ángeles Blanco, Product Owner Global Enterprise Service Management at Santander. Ángeles highlighted the importance of not being afraid, taking on challenges and learning from an early age that we can do anything, no matter our gender.

Virtual event with Ángeles Blanco

The last meeting was was Danith Valles, Grupo Santander’s Global Payments Hub CTO. Danith ran the "Learn to Programme" online workshop for boys and girls aged between 7 and 12, where she explained a few Scratch exercises.

Online programming workshop with Danith Valles

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

With these three events, we wanted to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is 11 February. It was created by the 2015 United Nations General Assembly to promote full and equal access to science for women and girls. 

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